Sega recently announced that as part of its efforts to “improve profitability” where its European business is concerned, it had cancelled HYENAS, Creative Assembly’s upcoming multiplayer shooter (along with other, unannounced titles). In the wake of that cancellation, the developer has shared further bad news.
Taking to Twitter, the Total War and Alien: Isolation studio said in a statement that along with cancelling HYENAS, it’s also beginning “a redundancy consultation process” in “some areas” of its UK operations, which “may” result in layoffs in the coming days. The developer says that it will “prioritize supporting” affected employees through this process.
“For those whose jobs are at risk, we will work to re-allocate them into other available roles within Creative Assembly wherever possible, and ultimately minimize any job losses,” the developer wrote. “Our commitment to our projects and players has not changed; we will deliver more incredible experiences to our players all over the world for decades to come.”
Creative Assembly is not the only gaming studio to have been hit with layoffs recently. Yesterday, it was also announced that Epic Games would be laying off 16% of its workforce, which translates to around 870 employees.
Following an internal announcement to our employees, please see the below statement: pic.twitter.com/b6LPonVagV
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) September 28, 2023