This week, Sega announced that work on the online multiplayer shooter “Hyenas” has stopped. In addition, the responsible development studio confirmed that there will be layoffs of an unspecified amount.
Sega announced this week that due to lower profitability in the European region, the company decided to cancel the online multiplayer shooter “Hyenas” and other unannounced projects.
A recent announcement from the Creative Assembly development team responsible for “Hyenas” shows that the end of the multiplayer shooter will be accompanied by layoffs at the studio, which has been part of Sega since 2005.
Creative Assembly did not reveal exactly how many jobs will be cut, but noted that everything is being done to keep layoffs as low as possible.
“We have made the incredibly difficult decision to initiate a consultation process on staff redundancies in some areas of our UK operations, alongside halting development of Hyenas,” the studio said in its statement.
The official statement verbatim
“Unfortunately, this is leading to job losses,” Creative Assembly said. “We fully understand that this is having a significant impact on our employees, whether they are directly affected or not. We would like to sincerely apologize for this. We have always strived to be a studio that puts people first.”
“This is fundamental to our values and culture. Although we must go through this incredibly difficult process, we will prioritize supporting our employees every step of the way,” it concludes. Most recently, Creative Assembly published the strategy title “Total War: Warhammer”, which was released for the PC in February of last year.
With the restructuring measures and layoffs, Sega’s management says it wants to reduce ongoing costs and thus the expected losses in the current 2023/2024 financial year (April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024).
Sega recently caused a stir with the short 706 million euro takeover the “Angry Birds” maker from Rovio Entertainment, which was successfully staged in August of this year.
Following an internal announcement to our employees, please see the below statement: pic.twitter.com/b6LPonVagV
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) September 28, 2023
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