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Daybreak is laying off more employees to “support long-term vision”

Daybreak is laying off more employees to “support long-term vision”

H1Z1 developer Daybreak Game Company has made further layoffs as it looks to the future.

The company confirmed the layoffs to Gamasutra, explaining this is part of a process to support the long-term vision for the developer.

"We are taking steps to improve our business and to support our long-term vision for the existing franchises and development of new games," said Daybreak

"This will include a realignment of the company into separate franchise teams, which will allow us to highlight their expertise, better showcase the games they work on, and ultimately provide tailored experiences for our players. Unfortunately, some employees were impacted by this effort, and we're doing what we can to support them during this challenging time."

April 2018 marked the beginning to the ongoing job losses at the Planetside 2 creator. Last December the firm laid off 25 employees, citing similar reasons to the new layoffs.

A spokesperson for the developer explained last year: "We are optimising our structure to ensure we best position ourselves for continued success in the years to come.

"This effort has required us to make some changes within the organisation, and we are doing everything we can to support those impacted in this difficult time. As we look to improve efficiencies and realign resources, we remain focused on supporting our existing games and development of our future titles."

The continued job losses bring into question unionisation in the games industry. One such movement that wants to bring in unions is Game Workers Unite; it condemned the redundancies made by Telltale Games last year.


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A freelance writer based in Berkshire. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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