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Supermassive fires a third of its team: 90 employees

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The nightmare for those who work in the gamer industry continues. Another respected game studio is undergoing a “reorganization” of its staff.

Shortly after Bloomberg revealed that Supermassive Games was planning to make cuts to its team, the company itself used the social network X to publish a official note confirming the information: “After much deliberation and with deep regret, we are undertaking a reorganization of Supermassive Games”.

Supermassive Games is currently working in collaboration with Behavior Interactive on a new game set in the Dead by Daylight universe called The Casting of Frank Stone. There is no information about possible consequences of this development at this time.

Supermassive Games is just another studio to lay off employees this year. After a 2023 that saw more than 10 thousand people in the industry lose their jobs, 2024 has more than 6 thousand laid off in just two months.

“We have made many efforts to avoid this outcome, but we are fully aware of how disruptive and difficult this process will be for all of our employees, and we will be working closely with everyone involved to ensure the process is conducted in the most respectful and compassionate manner. possible”, added the company.

Until Dawn 2 would have been canceled years ago by Supermassive

At State of Play last Wednesday (31), Sony revealed a new version of Until Dawn for PS5 and PC, developed by Ballistic Moon. However, the absence of an official sequel from Supermassive, the original studio, has raised questions among gamers: why not a sequel?

Information obtained by Time Extension suggests that a sequel to the horror game was previously considered, but eventually evolved into The Quarry. But before that, something would have supposedly balanced the partnership relationship between Supermassive and Sony. Read more here.

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