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San Francisco. Two video game companies, CI Games and Behavior Interactive, have laid off several employees due to difficult market conditions.
Poland-based CI Games has laid off about 10 percent of its workforce companywide, while Canada-based Behavior Interactive has cut its workforce by about three percent, reports GamesIndustry.biz.
CI Games, best known for the Sniper, Ghost Warrior and Lords of the Fallen series, has laid off most of the staff from the marketing team. Lords of the Fallen developer Hexworks and Sniper Ghost Warrior studio Underdog have also been affected, the report said, citing sources.
A CI Games spokesperson was quoted as saying, ‘To maintain the strength and stability of the business, CI Games has taken this difficult but necessary decision, which will affect approximately 10 percent of the company’s employees.’
Behavior Interactive, on the other hand, confirmed that the layoffs only affected their Montreal employees.
Recently, changing market conditions have made it necessary to adjust the scope of many Behavior projects, a Behavior Interactive spokesperson was quoted as saying.
It added, “In these situations, our priority is always to redeploy talent to other projects. Unfortunately, this option is not always available to us. These departures represent less than 3 percent of our total workforce.” represent.”
Behavior Interactive is best known for the multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight.
Last week, Gearbox-owned game development studio Lost Boys Interactive laid off several employees, employing more than 400 people.
While it is unclear how many employees were laid off, former employees have indicated that a large portion of the company has been laid off, Aftermath reports.
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