Digital Bros Laying Off 30% Of Staff

Digital Bros Laying Off 30% Of Staff

Digital Bros, the company that owns studios like 505 Games, Kunos Simulazioni, and DR Studios, has announced that it will be laying off 30% of its staff.

The announcement came via a release on Tuesday afternoon.

“The videogame market has evolved since the pandemic to be more selective in terms of new
games, with consumers increasingly reverting to well established Intellectual Properties and
playing these same games for longer periods,”
the Milan-based company said.

“In order to prioritize high-quality and long-standing successful titles, Digital Bros has
reconsidered the number of projects under development and as such, will review the
organization structure accordingly to align with the evolving competitive environment in the
medium to long-term to ensure maximum operational efficiency.

“The restructuring program is expected to represent a reduction of approximately 30% of the global workforce, with the predominant portion concentrated within the studios.”

There was no mention what positions at which studios will be impacted by the layoffs. Digital Bros has offices in the United States, China, France, Australia, Canada, Spain, Japan, and Germany.

You can read the full announcement for yourself, below:

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