I wanted to take the time to post in my blog about the tough day that Mythic had today.
As many of you saw, there were staff cuts there today and people had to go home without a job. Instead of pointing the blame at EA, Mythic, or Warhammer, I simply want to point out that this type of event never helps anyone. I listened to EA's earnings call today while they explained to analysts that the company is moving forward and the stock price is up. I heard no mention of the people who were out of work today because of bottom line decisions.
So I am posting today to those people who lost there jobs at Mythic. Many people dream about making games as an occupation and to me nothing worse can happen to you than losing your job, okay maybe a health or family problem is the only thing worse.
I had a lot of friends at Mythic, some who lost their jobs today. My heart and best wishes go out to them and their families and I hope they all find a bright future.
If this sounds sentimental, it is. There is nothing worse than seeing people out of work, struggling to make ends meet. Regardless if games are a success or failure, people now have to scramble to find a pay check and take care of themselves or the ones they love.
I wish we lived in a world where everyone could work, do a good job, and never fear losing their livelyhood.