Deck Nine cuts 20% of jobs

Deck Nine cuts 20% of jobs

Developer Deck Nine is laying off a fifth of its staff.

In a post on Twitter, the company said that the decision was "difficult" but that could not be helped due to "worsening market conditions."

Deck Nine is best known for Life is Strange: True Colors and The Expanse: A Telltale Series. The company employs around 150 staff, meaning about 30 workers are going to be out of jobs.

"These people are amazing, talented, and awesome developers," the studio said.

"They have made a huge impact during their time at Deck Nine Games and we did not take this decision lightly. Please hire these people if you can, they're amazing."

This is the second time that Deck Nine has made layoffs in the last year. In May 2023, it had to cut 30 members of staff.

To date in 2024, there have been in the region of 8,000 job cuts in the games industry.

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