Layoffs, studio shutdown in order at Gameloft in New York City


Gameloft has released a massive amount of games over the years for mobile devices, allowing people to believe that the mobile developer and publisher’s success has been unscathed. Really, you cannot possible say that you’ve never played a game from Gameloft. A new report, which has seemingly been confirmed internally, claims that the company will be laying off workers and closing its New York City studio.

There was not a reason provided for the unfortunate decision but we can only guess it was due to the rising cost of development.

Gameloft New York’s lead programmer Kevin Chen posted the following on Facebook:

“As of this morning, after 15 years and many dozens of bestselling games, all production at Gameloft NYC is ceased. All development personnel, including myself, have been terminated.”

The company will continue to have three offices operating in the United States and more than fifteen located around the world.

We wish those affected by Gameloft’s decision the best in their next steps.

Source: Gamasutra
Via: Game Informer