CCP isn’t the only major game dev to be affected by layoffs this season. Telltale Games has laid off a quarter of its workforce impacting 90 staff. Overall, nearly 25% of the staff of the developer have been let go. The studio made the decision in order to be “more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead”.
“Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years,” said Telltale CEO Pete Hawley. “The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a smaller team.
I’d like to express our respect for all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers and more have made to this company, and that this decision is in no way a reflection on the quality or dedication of their work,” added Hawley. “We have made available our full career assistance services to help our affected colleagues and friends – and their families – navigate this difficult transition as quickly as possible.”
The cuts are not expected to negatively impact any of the current projects for the company.