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H1Z1 dev Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios
Cold Iron Studios has changed hands once again, this time in a deal that sees it being acquired by H1Z1 developer and publisher Daybreak Games.
08.10.20 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 
Former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson signs on as Magic Leap CEO
Magic Leap has brought an ex-Microsoft exec in to fill the vacant CEO role following Rony Abovitz??s departure from the seat in May. 
07.06.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
COVID-19 and pivot towards game development lead to layoffs at Kongregate
Kongregate has laid off a, reportedly sizable, portion of its staff, a decision the company says in a statement to Gamasutra was set in motion by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
07.01.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Game devs show up to support Black Lives Matter and Black game devs
UPDATE: Amid ongoing protests across the US sparked by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, folks in the game industry are showing support for Black Lives Matter and Black communities.
05.31.20 | News | Alex Wawro |  
Magic Leap withdraws conditional layoff notices after raising $350 million
Augmented reality company Magic Leap has raised $350 million in funding from existing and new investors.
05.21.20 | News | Chris Kerr | 3 Number of Comments 
Magic Leap lays off staff in bid to 'adapt to new market realities'
CEO Rony Abovitz doesn't share how many people are included in those layoffs but says the wave of staff reductions touch "every level of our company, from my direct reports to our factory employees."
04.21.20 | News | Alissa McAloon | 4 Number of Comments 
Future shuts down Official Xbox Magazine after almost two decades
UK based publisher Future has shut down the long-running Official Xbox Magazine, almost two decades after the publication first hit shelves.
03.29.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Game Informer lays off 6 staff in restructure as publisher Cathy Preston retires
Game Informer Andy McNamara shared news of Preston??s retirement in a post to the site today, noting also that six unnamed staff members have been laid off from Game Informer this week as well.
03.09.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Around 20 employees laid off at mobile studio Kixeye
There have been around 20 layoffs at mobile developer Kixeye following its acquisition by Stillfront Group last year. 
02.19.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
EA handing Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion
EA is handing the Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion Games and turning current franchise custodian Ghost Games into an engineering support studio.
02.11.20 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
Sony Interactive Entertainment's VR-focused Manchester Studio to close down
The studio was founded in 2015, and the closure comes before the VR game it had in the works saw the light of day.
02.03.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Report: Disney is shutting down Storyscape developer Fogbank Entertainment
FoxNext-owned narrative game studio Fogbank Entertainment has been shut down by Disney, according to a report by GamesBeat.
01.26.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Significant layoffs at Super Lucky's Tale developer Playful Studios
Playful Studios has laid off a sizable portion of its full-time staff, a decision studio founders say is the result of a changing marketplace and a needed pivot to a "more streamlined production model."
01.21.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Fantasy Flight Interactive to close after company-wide layoffs
Updated: Fantasy Flight Interactive, the Fantasy Flight Games branch overseeing the tabletop game company's digital games, will close next month after a number of employees were laid off.
01.06.20 | News | Alex Wawro |  
4 events that shook up the game industry in 2019
From the Riot walkout to Activision Blizzard's big layoffs, Gamasutra looks back and reflects on some of the more impactful events to happen in the game industry during 2019.
12.19.19 | News | Alex Wawro | 1 Number of Comments 
High Fidelity lays off half of studio in pivot away from VR
High Fidelity, the once VR-focused studio from Second Life creator Philip Rosedale is laying off a significant portion of the team as it moves away from development of its VR platform of the same name.
12.11.19 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
GameStop plans to wind down Nordic presence, close more stores to cut costs
GameStop is in the process of winding down its operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, an exit that aims to help the company get its finances back on track.
12.10.19 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Sales down 25 percent at close of GameStop's third quarter
Sales across nearly every category counted at video game retailer GameStop declined year-over-year, with the company's collectible business once again representing the lone rise in year-over-year sales.
12.09.19 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Starbreeze exits reconstruction, looks toward continued Payday development
Starbreeze has successfully completed reconstruction, a process that took around a year altogether and saw the company refocus much of its business in the interest of staying above water.
12.05.19 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Layoffs as mobile developer Gameloft closes UK office
Update: French mobile developer Gameloft has shut down its UK branch, saying its advertising and distribution dealings in the UK market ultimately weren't robust enough to justify a local office.
12.04.19 | News | Chris Kerr |  
DragonVale dev Backflip Studios is closing down
The Hasbro-owned mobile developer Backflip Studios is closing its doors, according to posts from developers laid off in wake of the closure.
10.23.19 | News | Alissa McAloon | 2 Number of Comments 
Report: 50 workers laid off at Bendy and the Ink Machine developer Kindly Beast
Although the Ottawa-based studio hasn't officially confirmed the cuts, a number of (now former) Kindly Beast employees have been sounding out job opportunities on social media.
10.13.19 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
Daybreak Games lays off multiple employees in company 'realignment'
Daybreak Games appears to have laid off another round of employees less than a year after letting 70 employees go from the company.
10.10.19 | News | Bryant Francis | 1 Number of Comments 
Report: Sony Interactive Entertainment lays off dozens in UK and US
Sony Interactive Entertainment quietly executed a round of layoffs the same day as its PlayStation 5 announcement, affecting staff in both the US and the UK.
10.08.19 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 
Rovio warns brand licensing restructure could result in layoffs
Angry Birds maker Rovio could lay off up to 20 employees as part of a planned brand licensing restructure.
10.07.19 | News | Chris Kerr |  

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