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'I've Never Seen It This Bad:' Game Developers Explain the Huge Layoffs Hitting Riot, Epic, and More

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'I've Never Seen It This Bad:' Game Developers Explain the Huge Layoffs Hitting Riot, Epic, and More - IGN

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I spoke to over 40 game developers whose companies had been impacted by layoffs in the last year.

They shared with me the explanations companies gave them for what was causing the sudden loss of their livelihood, but they also told me why those explanations didn’t always seem to match reality.

Another employee, still at Ascendant, expressed a similar sentiment, referencing a common games industry meme.“I want shorter games with worse graphics…and I’m not kidding.” According to them, Immortals of Aveum fit that bill.“It's not a sequel or a remake, it doesn't take 400 hours to beat, has zero microtransactions, no pointless open world grinding.


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Date Published: 12 Feb, 2024 (2 weeks ago)

Publish Time: 6:00 PM (GMT +8:00)

Language: English

Story Length: 3335 words

Reading Time: 19 minutes read

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Story Rating: Rated #83 (out of 179 stories this day)

Estimated Value: $0.00


News Source URL: ign.com

Copyright: © IGN

Story ID: #2736832

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