Tag Archives: layoffs

THQ closes multiple studios

Robin just pointed out that THQ is laying off a ton of people as well as EA. Paradigm Entertainment has been closed, one third of the staff at Juice Games in the UK has been laid off, Mass Media has been closed, Helixe may have been closed, Locomotive Games has been closed, and staff from […]

Bad news

I originally posted this on Thursday night, but I forgot that some people in Lyon might read this before the company meeting where all was explained, so I took it down for a while. This evening I noticed three industry friends twittering about being sorry for their friends’ loss. I was worried – what was […]

NCsoft plans layoffs after Tabula Rasa disappoints

NCsoft plans layoffs after Tabula Rasa disappoints. “The lesson we learned from the launch of Tabula Rasa is that sometimes it is more appropriate to take more time to have a final touch before we launch our product into the market,” [Chief Financial Officer Jaeho] Lee said. Groan. (Via Robin.)

SCi to cut 25 per cent of jobs, cancels 14 projects

Ouch. SCi to cut 25 per cent of jobs, cancels 14 projects. Production services to move from London to Montreal as part of radical restructuring The company plans to operate at a maximum head count of 800, a reduction of 25 per cent, while the board has decided to cancel 14 projects currently under way […]

French news feed on company closures, layoffs and difficulties

I recently discovered that Gamekult, a big French games sites, has a news category called “Fermetures, licenciements, difficultés” – closures, layoffs and difficulties. And this category has its own RSS feed, which makes it super-easy to keep up to date on all the bad news happening in the games industry. The news items are in […]