Just Cause 3 and Mad Max Developer Announces Layoffs

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind Mad Max and Just Cause 3, has just issued a comment on layoffs in its New York and Stockholm offices.

According to what a company representative said in an email to Game Informer, Avalanche began cutting jobs this summer in its Stockholm office, and now recently laid off 12 developers in its New York office, which is currently working on Just Cause 3.

The transition between major projects is always challenging, especially for independent developers. We have just completed one project and are currently wrapping up another. In starting up our new projects, we were not able to perfectly match the team sizes and skill sets of the previous ones, and we unfortunately had to let some talented developers go. 12 developers were given notice in New York.

There was a similar number of notices given this summer in Stockholm, but right now we are in the process of rehiring some of those who left. We expect to keep hiring in the new year. This unfortunate event does not affect any of our current projects, and we’re taking measures to avoid situations like this in the future.

What do you think of the recent layoffs?

[Source: Game Informer]