Daybreak Games, developer and publisher of the EverQuest games, released a statement in which it announced that multiple employees have been laid off following a company ‘realignment.’ (via Gamasutra).
Last week, a couple of Daybreak Games developers shared on Twitter that they had been dismissed and Reddit threads inferred that the Planetside 2 and Planetside Arena teams had bore the brunt of the redundancies. Daybreak Games was originally known as Sony Online Entertainment before it was acquired by Inception Acquisitions, LLC. The studio was then able to create multi platform games like Z1 Battle Royale and PlanetSide Arena.
In December 2018, Daybreak Games had let go 70 of its employees in the second wave of redundancies of that year. That was estimated to have been approximately a third of its workforce, and the dismissals were due to financial issues that continued to stress the company. The statement from Daybreak Games supplied to Gamasutra explained that it is supporting those impacted by the redundancies.
Daybreak Games expressed its gratitude for its developers and that it will be looking after those affected. ‘Unfortunately, some employees were impacted by this effort, and we’re doing what we can to support them during this challenging time,’ the statement concluded.
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