Horizon developers are the ones who suffer the most from layoffs

Yesterday, February 27, was certainly a black date for the world of PlayStation.\r\nAccording to the words of Jim Ryan, the company would be ready to fire as many as 900 employees spread across studios around the world.\r\nHermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, then spoke about the layoffs at PlayStation Studios specifically and the impact this will have. Of the 900 PlayStation employees who lost their jobs in yesterday’s layoffs, there’s one team that will be affected more than others (via Push Square).\r\nIn fact, it’s been reported that around 40 of them – or 10% of the developer’s workforce – belonged to the Horizon: Forbidden West team (which you can find on Amazon), namely Guerrilla Games. \r\n\r\nThe Dutch AD spread the news that Guerrilla Games’ layoffs affected “ten percent of the staff, or around forty of the over four hundred employees”, after speaking with some sources.\r\n nChanté Goodman, the developer’s senior community manager, was affected by the layoffs and wrote on X/Twitter: «It was an honor to work at Guerrilla, with such fantastic talent. To the Horizon community, I’m sorry it happened this way, but I want you to know that I would be with you until the end.” She continues: “Working as your CM for the past two years has been my greatest privilege. The streams and the GAIA Cast have been some of my greatest moments, and you have always been exceptionally welcoming, funny and kind.”\r\nThe layoffs at PlayStation also hit Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games and Firesprite, with the latter who saw their much-rumored new Twisted Metal game cancelled.\r\nLondon Studio, the team behind The Getaway and Blood & Truth, has been shut down completely. Its online fantasy cooperative game, which was rumored a few years ago, will no longer be launched, as will some other projects that Sony has canceled.

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