Amazon Game Studios, creators of games such as Crucible or New World, have fired “dozens “” of employees and canceled several games without announcing this week, according to Kotaku report. The company confirms to be “reorganizing some of its equipment”, but does not speak of exact numbers.
” Amazon Game Studios is reorganizing some of our equipment to allow us to prioritize the development of New World, Crucible, and new unannounced projects that we will reveal in the future ” answers an Amazon representative. ” These movements are the result of cyclical business plans where we align resources to address evolving and long-term priorities. We are working with all employees affected by these changes to help them find other roles within Amazon. Amazon maintains its deep commitment to video games and continues to invest generously in Amazon Game Studios, Twitch, Twitch Prime, AWS, the store and other areas of Amazon ”
According to Kotaku, employees affected by this wave of dismissals have 60 days to find a new job within the company. If that time passes and the worker has not found another charge, he will be given an unspecified compensation.