Daybreak Games, the studio behind free-to-play games like PlanetSide, H1z1 and more, have confirmed that they have laid off a number of employees as part of a company-wide “realignment.”
Here’s the official statement sent to Gamasutra:
We are taking steps to improve our business and to support our long-term vision for the existing franchises and development of new games. This will include a realignment of the company into separate franchise teams, which will allow us to highlight their expertise, better showcase the games they work on, and ultimately provide tailored experiences for our players. Unfortunately, some employees were impacted by this effort, and we’re doing what we can to support them during this challenging time.
It’s currently unknown how many people were affected by this restructuring, but this isn’t the first time the studo has laid off employees. Just in December of 2018, about 70 people were laid off.
We wish those affected nothing but the best, and hope they land on their feet soon.