This week Amazon has laid off “dozens” of its Amazon Game Studios employees, who have 60 days to find another job within Amazon proper or receive a severance package on their way out.
The news comes from a Kotaku article that reports the layoffs were made during the week of E3, and that AGS has also canceled some unannounced games.
In a statement to Kotaku, an AGS spokesperson confirmed the layoffs, saying the move was made to consolidate development on its upcoming New World and Crucible games. “These moves are the result of regular business planning cycles where we align resources to match evolving, long-range priorities,” the spokesperson said. The company would not confirm the exact number of employees affected.
Amazon Game Studios hasn’t had the best run. It recently canceled its upcoming multiplayer game Breakaway.
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Amazon Game Studios Lays Off ‘Dozens’ Of Employees