Dawn has suffered a spherical of layoffs simply earlier than Christmas.
The H1Z1 developer confirmed the layoffs in an announcement issued to Gamasutra:
“We’re optimising our construction to make sure we greatest place ourselves for continued success within the years to come back. This effort has required us to make some modifications throughout the organisation and we’re doing every part we will to assist these impacted on this tough time.
“As we glance to enhance efficiencies and realign sources, we stay centered on supporting our present video games and growth of our future titles.”
That is the second spherical of layoffs Dawn has suffered in 2018, the primary occurring in April. In since deleted tweets, ex-Dawn boss John Smedley stated round 70 folks misplaced their jobs, though Dawn has but to substantiate the variety of these affected.
Both approach, it is definitely miserable to listen to of a studio endure layoffs simply earlier than Christmas. In response, the DaybreakJobs hashtag has emerged on Twitter, with a raft of studios pointing to open positions. We want all these affected the perfect for the longer term.
Dawn develops a variety of video games, together with the aforementioned H1Z1, Planetside 2, DC Universe On-line and Everquest. It additionally publishes The Lord of the Rings On-line and Dungeons & Dragons On-line for Standing Stone Video games. The corporate is headquartered in San Diego, California, however has studios in Austin, Texas, Boston and South Korea.