Amazon Game Studios lays off 'dozens' of developers
Many games are still in development.
What you need to know
- Amazon has been developing games for many years now.
- The company even unveiled a "Lumberyard" game engine which wasn't widely adopted.
- On Thursday the company laid off "dozens of game developers" says Kotaku.
- Amazon says that the layoffs were part of a "reorganizing" effort.
E3 2019 was a blast and many developers showed off intriguing projects like 12 Minutes. However, it looks like some of them who worked for Amazon weren't so lucky. According to a report by Kotaku, the retailer giant laid off "dozens of game developers" on Thursday.
The affected game developers reached out to Kotaku. You can read an excerpt from the outlet's report below.
Kotaku reached out to Amazon for comment and the company responded by saying that it was just "reorganizing" some of its teams. You can read the company's response below.
Hopefully, those affected will be able to find jobs inside Amazon. If not, we wish them the best of luck in future endeavors. Xbox Game Studios is hiring so maybe some of them will end up there.
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