Supermassive Games To Lay Off Up To 30% Of Staff

Supermassive Games lay off

Supermassive Games is set to lay off 90 people, accounting for up to 30% of the studio’s current staff count.

In a new report from Bloomberg, the studio behind games like The Quarry and Until Dawn told 150 employees — roughly 50% of the employee base — that they were “at risk” of being let go. The notice came Monday morning as members of the company were beginning their work week.

In a statement posted on social media, the studio confirmed it’s decision to make cuts.

“After much deliberation and with deep regret, we are therefore undertaking a reorganisation of
Supermassive Games,”
they said. “As a result, we are entering into a period of consultation, which we anticipate will result in the loss of some of our colleagues.

“This is not a decision that’s been taken lightly, with many efforts made to avoid this outcome.
We are all too aware of how unsettling and difficult this process is going to be for all our
employees and will be working closely with all those involved to ensure the process is conducted as respectfully and compassionately as possible.”

Currently, Supermassive Games is working on a collaboration effort with Behaviour Interactive on a new game set in the Dead by Daylight universe called The Casting of Frank Stone.

Supermassive Games is the latest studio to lay off employees this year. After a 2023 that saw over 10,000 people in the industry lose their jobs, 2024 has seen over 6,000 people be let go in just the first two months.

What do you think of Supermassive Games being the latest studio to lay off employees this year? For more Insider Gaming, read about the expected launch date for the Nintendo Switch 2.

  1. “which we anticipate will result in the loss of some of our colleagues.”

    I’ll bet 1 billion dollars none of the layoffs will affect CEOs. I also bet an additional 1 billion dollars that 0 Supermassive CEOs will return their bonuses in order to save jobs. You know. Those bonuses that that could pay multiple employees salaries for years.

Comments are closed.