Daybreak Game Company Lays Off 70 Employees
MMOBomb is reporting that 70 employees at Daybreak Game Company have been laid off. The news came via former president John Smedley who tweeted his disgust at the layoffs in December and who noted the number of affected employees, estimated to be about 30% of the company. Daybreak released a statement to say that it is "optimizing our structure to ensure we best position ourselves for continued success in the years to come".
The full statement reads:
We are optimizing our structure to ensure we best position ourselves for continued success in the years to come. This effort has required us to make some changes within the organization and we are doing everything we can to support those impacted in this difficult time. As we look to improve efficiencies and realign resources, we remain focused on supporting our existing games and development of our future titles.
We'll keep you posted as the story develops.