Developer Media Molecule, mostly known for the creation game Dreams, has announced that following “significant strategic changes during the past year,” employee layoffs are planned to occur.
Unfortunately, this has grown quite common in recent months and years, with several video game development studios, regardless of prominence, facing layoffs of varying severities.
GLFH reported that roughly 115 employees are being impacted by this decision, which is indescribably major for a company comprised of 135 employees.
You can read Media Molecule’s full message below:
Media Molecule has made significant strategic changes during the past year, including shifting our focus from Dreams to our new project. We have had to make the difficult decision to begin the consultation process for team members within certain departments of the studio.
This is a tough moment for the individuals impacts and the studio overall. Every single role that has been put at risk is delivered by someone who has contributed something special to Media Molecule.
We will make sure those impacted receive the best support we can provide during this process. We will continue to support the Dreams Community for the foreseeable future and will update on future plans at a later date.
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