Smilegate Barcelona ended without releasing a single game

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Barcelona branch of the South Korean publishing house Smilegate ends Her boss posted this on LinkedIn. Stefan Blais. European branch of the series’ authors Crossfire was founded in 2020 and worked on a AAA console game with an open world.

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“Our industry is becoming more and more like the game ‘Ships’ and now it’s our turn to suffer. Smilegate Barcelona ends. All employees have been terminated,” wrote Blais, the narrative director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, among others.

Other developers commented on the situation, including character artist Leti Moreno: “I found this news hard to take because I started working at Smilegate Barcelona over three years ago and have never worked for such a talented, enthusiastic and hard-working company. team.”

The number of layoffs in the gaming industry this year has likely already exceeded last year’s numbers. At least 8,000, but rather more than 10,000 people lost their jobs. Giants such as Microsoft, Sony, EA and Unity also contributed to the unfavorable developments.

Source :Indian TV

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