After independence, Relic Entertainment laid off 41 employees

April 5, 2024 by No Comments

Last week, it was revealed that Relic Entertainment would become an independently run studio, pulling out from under the Sega umbrella thanks to an outside investor. Relic is best known for Company of Heroes, a WWII-themed strategy game that PC players have enjoyed for nearly twenty years.

However, in a recent post on LinkedIn, it was revealed that Relic has gone through a wave of layoffs affecting over forty employees at the company.

‘An increasingly volatile industry’

It’s a tough time for all those involved in the gaming industry – around 20,000 industry workers have lost their jobs since the start of 2023, and some studios have closed entirely. We’ve seen some teams downsize their former selves as projects get canceled, established games get sunsetted, and developers, publishers, and other affiliate companies restructure across the business.

Relic Entertainment is the latest company to fall victim to this trend In a post on LinkedIn:

After announcing last week that Relic would become an independent studio, today we have some hard news. Earlier today we shared details about the removal with Relicons.

Letting people go wasn’t an easy decision and was made solely with the goal of giving Relic the best possible chance to survive in an increasingly volatile industry. It in no way reflects the skill, passion or character of the affected employees.

We are working closely with those affected by offering severance packages, extended benefits and outplacement support options.

To those we are saying goodbye to, we are deeply sorry it has come to this. We thank you for everything you have done for our studio and our projects, and we wish you the best.

This is not mentioned in the post, but a report Published by the game developer It revealed that 41 employees have lost due to this effect. The news follows layoffs at Sega, which affected 240 employees worldwide.

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