Fishlabs, Another Embracer Group Studio, Hit With Layoffs

Embracer Group Fishlabs layoffs

Another Embracer Group studio is seeing positions cut as Plaion has announced that German developer Fishlabs is set to be hit with layoffs.

These layoffs come as part of the previously announced “restructuring program” by Embracer.

“Despite exhaustive efforts to avoid downsizing, the lack of approval and therefore financing for the studio’s unannounced project (also referred to as “Project Black”) has made this step unavoidable,” the company said when announcing the decision.

The layoffs will “impact around 50 positions”.

Fishlabs is a smaller studio known more for mobile games. However, in recent years it has been the studio to handle the Nintendo Switch ports of Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row 4: Re-Elected as well as the Xbox port of Valheim.

“We are facing a tough moment together,” Lars Janssen, VP of worldwide studios & ta lent at Plaion said in a release. “Each individual at our Fishlabs studio has been more than just a team member; they’ve been a vital part of our creative journey, bringing not only their skills but also their passion and dedication to every project. We’re truly thankful for the energy and heart they’ve invested in our collective endeavors.

This painful decision is a reflection of the broader challenges in the gaming industry, not the incredible talents or efforts of our team.” 

What do you think of even more layoffs hitting the game industry, this time at Embracer group-owned Fishlabs? For more Insider Gaming, see what was just delayed by Ubisoft.

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