Tagged:  Layoffs

By Mike Murphy, June 3, 2013 0 GN

Social gaming giant Zynga is set to lay off 18 percent of its staff — approximately 520 employees — in addition to closing down its Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas studios as an attempt to restructure towards mobile and… Read More »

By Jordyn Clough, April 28, 2013 0 GN

Electronic Arts recently began workforce reduction, estimating job layoffs at the company to reach as high as 10 percent. EA has declined to comment on teams affected or the official headcount, but this was EA’s statement Friday: In recent weeks,… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, April 3, 2013 0 GN

Just five months after Disney bought the Star Wars name and the companies that formerly owned it, the corporation has driven an axe into the property’s game development division by shutting down the LucasArts studio and canceling both Star Wars… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, October 23, 2012 0 GN

Earlier today during Apple’s revealing of the iPad Mini, Twitter exploded with reports that Zynga had shut down its Boston studio and made massive layoffs to its staff in Austin. These reports have now been confirmed, as company CEO Mark… Read More »

By Dan McKenney, June 7, 2012 0 GN

Sometimes the timing of layoffs and studio closings is an unfortunate coincidence. Sometimes it’s a deliberate attempt to bury bad news during a major event so the company doesn’t look that bad. In the case of THQ closing their San… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, May 25, 2012 1 GN

According to sources close to Joystiq, both 38 Studios and Big Huge Games have laid off their entire staffs. The information came just one hour prior to a press conference held yesterday by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee regarding the… Read More »