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Until Dawn Studio Supermassive Games Lays Off 90 Employees

Until Dawn and The Quarry developer Supermassive Games has laid off approximately 90 employees or one-third of its overall work force. While the exact number of layoffs hasn’t been determined, Bloomberg reports that 90 employees out of its 300 employed developers will be let go from the company. The company issued a statement in light of the reports.

Supermassive Games issued a statement regarding the layoffs, stating that it had entered a period of consultation as required by UK law, resulting in the 90 employees being terminated. “It’s no secret that the games industry is currently facing significant challenges, and unfortunately we aren’t immune to this,” said Supermassive in the statement. “After much deliberation and with deep regret, we are therefore undertaking a reorganisation of Supermassive Games.”

The full statement continues:

“As a result, we are entering into a period of consultation, which we anticipate will result in the loss of some of our colleagues. This is not a decision that’s been taken lightly, with many efforts made to avoid this outcome. We are all too aware of how unsettling and difficult this process is going to be for all our employees and will be working closely with all those involved to ensure the process is conducted as respectfully and compassionately as possible.”

“We’re committed to focusing our efforts on our core strengths and upcoming titles to ensure the continued sustainability of the company,” the statement concludes.

These layoffs come a few weeks after PlayStation confirmed that a PS5 and PC remake of Until Dawn was in the works. The company continues to work on several new titles in its horror anthology series, The Dark Pictures Anthology, though with less of a work force behind the projects, it remains to be seen how overall development and morale will be impacted.

Source: Bloomberg

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