Destiny 2 developer Bungie has reportedly been hit by layoffs, becoming the latest in a long line of video game studios to downsize in 2023.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier continued X/Twitter that the PlayStation Studios developer’s employees were informed of the layoffs today, October 30th.
The number of people affected by the downsizing is unclear, although Bungie CEO Pete Parsons reportedly emailed employees this morning to inform them of a meeting where they will be given more information.
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Although layoffs are not uncommon in the video game industry, 2023 has proven to be particularly brutal for developers, with countless studios affected. Media Molecule, the creator of Dreams and co-developer of PlayStation Studios, saw its workforce cut by 20 employees in early October, as did F1 Manager studio Frontier Developments, which was affected the same week.
Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has also seen several rounds of layoffs in 2023 as the studio restructures ahead of a major development push. The loss of jobs prompted part of his team to form a union for Polish game developers.
Epic Games also recently laid off 830 employeesa move that seriously affected Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, Telltale Games has reportedly laid off most of its employeesAnd Worms manufacturer Team17 also had to accept deep cuts.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.