Another studio is cutting costs and laying off staff. According to a new GLHF report, Media moleculesIts developer A slightly larger planet y the dreamWill cut between 15% and 20% of its workforce.
With a target of 115 employees, this represents a significant reduction from a workforce of approximately 135 employees. The employees were informed about this in an internal meeting today on October 24, 2023,” the GLHF report said.
The layoff comes after a month of support the dream will officially end. Media molecules was founded in 2006 and is primarily known as the studio behind the hit franchise A slightly larger planet. was acquired by the company sony to be part of PlayStation Studio In 2010.
The studio released the first two titles A slightly larger planet Before moving the franchisee Sumo Digital. con A slightly larger planet No longer manufactured by Media moleculesThe company developed and launched Tearaway In 2013 before going mentioned the dreamwhich releases in 2020.
Moments after word of this situation spread, Media molecules The company posted a statement on its social media profiles confirming the layoffs.
“In the past year, Media molecules It has made significant strategic changes, including a shift in focus the dreamIn our new project,” says the company. “We have had to make the difficult decision to initiate a consultation process for team members in certain sections of the studio. This is a difficult time for both the people affected and the studio in general.
“Every role that is at stake is filled by someone who has contributed something special Media molecules. We will ensure that victims receive the best support we can offer during this process.
We will continue to support its community the dream In the near future and we will update about future plans at a later date.”
Through: Insider Gaming
Author’s Note: This thing about layoffs in the video game industry is so rude. I thought this was only happening to studios that were absorbed by giants like Embracer, but it’s already getting out of control.