505 Games shutter offices in France, Germany, and Spain
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
11h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox 505 Games has closed studios in France, Germany, and Spain. As reported by Eurogamer, per Gamereactor, the closures are a part of its parent company, Digital Bros', November announcement of an organization review. Read more ..read more
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Toys For Bob splitting from Activision Blizzard
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by Brendan Sinclair
11h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Toys For Bob today announced that it will be returning to its roots as an independent studio, spinning off from Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. "We believe that now is the time to take the studio and our future games to the next level," said studio heads Paul Yan and Avery Lodato in a post on the company's website. "This opportunity allows us to return to our roots of being a small and nimble studio." Read more ..read more
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Report: Firesprite devs describe rocky acquisition by PlayStation
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
11h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Firesprite Studio staffers say the company took a turn for the worse after becoming a Sony subsidiary, according to a Eurogamer exposé. Sources detailed a number of complaints, saying that Firesprite had a more positive studio culture in the past that was dismantled in short order after the acquisition. Read more ..read more
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Wildlife Studios cuts 21% of its staff
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
11h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Wildlife Studios has announced that it will cut its workforce by 21%. As reported by Game Developer, the decision will affect 133 people at the mobile game firm. Read more ..read more
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Wildlife Studios cuts 21% of its staff
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
13h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Wildlife Studio has announced that it will reduce its workforce by 21% today. As reported by Game Developer, the decision will affect 133 people at the mobile game firm. Read more ..read more
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Report: Saber Interactive buys itself back from Embracer in $500m deal
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
15h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Embracer Group is poised to sell off Saber Interactive to a private investor group in a deal up to $500 million. As reported by Bloomberg, a source familiar with the matter said Saber will continue developing the remake of Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. Read more ..read more
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"I want people in my age range to realize they can jump into the industry" | Black Voices Progress Report
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by Jeffrey Rousseau
18h ago
Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox This interview is part of GamesIndustry.biz's Black Voices Progress Report, offering insight into the different experiences Black professionals have in the games sector. You can read more about the project and check the other entries on this page. Our Black Voices Progress Report interviews have shown that people in the games sector are multitalented, and our final featured developer of the month is a perfect example of that. While people move between disciplines in the industry, not many have crossed over from journ ..read more
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How to find and get a job in today's video games industry
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by Christopher Dring
20h ago
The distressing news of video games layoffs continues, with over 8,000 reported job losses this year so far. Just this week, both PlayStation and EA has announced it will be cutting jobs and projects, resulting in over 1,500 redundancies, this includes the potential closure of entire studios. There are jobs out there, but certainly not enough for all those seeking employment, and therefore the competition is fierce. Read more ..read more
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EA shuts down Ridgeline Games
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by Sophie McEvoy
23h ago
Electronic Arts has announced the closure of Ridgeline Games, the studio working on a new single-player Battlefield campaign. As reported by IGN, the project is reportedly set to continue with "some" employees from Ridgeline set to join Ripple Effect – another Battlefield studio working on a different experience within the franchise. This is according to an internal note seen by IGN, which suggested Criterion producer Danny Isaac and studio head of creative Darren White will take over the project following the departure of Ridgeline's former head and founder Marcus Lehto yesterday. Read more ..read more
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Report: Rockstar mandates return to office five days a week
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by Marie Dealessandri
23h ago
Rockstar is set to move back to working in-office five days a week from April. That's according to Bloomberg, which had access to an email sent to staff on Wednesday by Rockstar head of publishing Jenn Kolbe. The publication reported that Kolbe attributed the new policy to productivity and security reasons, adding that Rockstar sees "tangible benefits" of working in an office. "Making these changes now puts us in the best position to deliver the next Grand Theft Auto at the level of quality and polish we know it requires, along with a publishing roadmap that matches the scale and ambition of ..read more
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