A new wave of layoffs at Embracer Group will affect 3D Realms and Slipgate – INDIA

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In previous years, the Swedish video game and media holding company Hug group she bought up studios, companies and game rights like on a treadmill. But this year the time for spending is over. Due to the collapse of an unspecified collaboration worth $2 billion, Swedish shares fell by more than 40% and began big cuts.

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These reductions were carried out on September 30, 2023. 900 people, which represented 5% of Embracer’s total workforce. Since then, they have been joined by other developers from the closed British studio Free Radical Design (they were working on the return of the TimeSplitters series), New World Interactive or the German Fishlabs.

According to a recent report, the number of layoffs also affected 3D worlds And Metallurgical plant with folding gates. These are interconnected teams that share an organization and some employees. The dismissal has not been officially confirmed, but he came along with him is the founder of the original 3D Realms, Scott Miller. He hasn’t worked at 3D Realms since the acquisition of Embracer (2021), but he should have information about the layoffs of many people, including the main developers.

Only a few people have been confirmed so far. Composer, sound designer and level designer Michael Marquet, social media and events coordinator Alex Danino and lead character designer Lars Bundvad-Omodt were kicked out. You can admire his work in the picture at the very top.

It looks like 3D Realms (makers of Ion Fury, Ripout, Graven and Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, among others) and Slipgate are part of a major restructuring. It also went to Volition (canceled), Cryptic Studios, Zen Studios, Beamdog, Gearbox, Crystal Dynamics and others. At the moment, we do not know how things are going, for example, with Czech Warhorse, where the sequel to Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be created.

Video game companies have laid off more than 9,000 people this year. She fired Sony, Bungie, Epic Games, Microsoft, Amazon, Frontier, Team17 and others.

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Source :Indian TV

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