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Team17's Pattison departs company as staff face layoffs

Team17's Pattison departs company as staff face layoffs

Staff at UK publisher Team17 are facing the prospect of layoffs as the company undergoes a restructuring.

As initially reported by Eurogamer, around 50 roles at the firm are at risk. Team17's quality assurance team appears to be facing the brunt of these job cuts as the company looks into taking that skillset out of house. Sources speaking to have confirmed this to be the case, saying that the porting team might also be affected.

he entire company is facing consultation that is set to conclude in November. 

The company has confirmed that the CEO of Team17's Digital division, Michael Pattison, has also left the business. He joined the company in 2021.

“In response to the reports concerning the departure of Michael Pattison from Team17, we can confirm we have amicably parted ways with Michael," a spokesperson said.

"We can also confirm that we have sadly entered into a period of consultation today within Team17 Digital, with Astragon and Storytoys remaining unaffected by the restructuring plans.”

This news comes in the wake of layoffs at Epic Games, Mediatonic and Creative Assembly.

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