Gigantic Dev Announces “Significant” Temporary Layoff of Staff
Motiga reports dire financial situation.
Motiga’s Gigantic, the Xbox One and Windows 10 MOBA that was announced at E3 2015, is in trouble. The developer recently announced that it had to lay off a significant portion of its staff today for a temporary period due to its financial situation.
“It is with deep heartache that Motiga announces the temporary layoff of a significant percentage of our studio today. Our financial situation is such that we are unable to continue supporting the entirety of the studio at this time. Though we are in active and promising discussions with a number of potential investors, the timing for those negotiations extends beyond the resources we have to maintain the staffing required to continue development on Gigantic.”
If Motiga doesn’t attract significant investment, it may need to cancel Gigantic. At this point, even closed beta support is looking tricky.
“It is of course our goal, and our deep hope, that we are able to secure the necessary funding in the near future in order to bring Gigantic to market.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support over the last few months, and while the situation is far from ideal, the sheer number of people that have enjoyed playing Gigantic has affirmed what we’ve believed all along: while we still have a lot of work to do to polish the experience for the players, the current closed beta version of our game introduces a legitimately fun gameplay experience with great promise for the future.”
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