Amazon Game Studios Has Laid Off Dozens of Its Developers

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In a bit of depressing irony, Amazon Game Studios laid off a number of employees on Thursday, the final day of E3. The studio mentioned that it was canceling a bunch of games, which would explain the terminations.

Amazon says it is shifting all focus to Crucible and New World. Crucible is a futuristic 6v6 third-person shooter, while New World is an MMO set in colonial America.

“Amazon Game Studios is reorganizing some of our teams to allow us to prioritize development of New World, Crucible, and new unannounced projects we’re excited to reveal in the future,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement.

“These moves are the result of regular business planning cycles where we align resources to match evolving, long-range priorities. We’re working closely with all employees affected by these changes to assist them in finding new roles within Amazon. Amazon is deeply committed to games and continues to invest heavily in Amazon Game Studios, Twitch, Twitch Prime, AWS, our retail businesses, and other areas within Amazon.”


Tsing Mui
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