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Amazon Game Studios reportedly hit with lay-offs as developers struggle

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2019/06/17 22:37:00 (permalink)
https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/amazon-game-studios-reportedly-hit-with-lay-offs-as-developers-struggle-on-unannounced-projects/
 
For years now, Amazon has owned its own in-house games studio working on secretive projects with some big name talent involved. Amazon even went out and made a deal with Crytek to use CRYENGINE as the basis for its own engine. Now, the situation at Amazon Game Studios is starting to look rocky, as lay-offs are swooping in and reports indicate that Amazon has cancelled at least one upcoming PC game.
 
Amazon Game Studios’ most notable public project right now is New World, an ambitious MMORPG built on the Lumberyard engine. There are also other projects in the works, including ‘Crucible’, a multiplayer focused ‘last one standing’ game where players forge and break alliances on the fly in an effort to win it all.
 
According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, Amazon Game Studios laid off dozens of employees in the middle of E3 last week, giving them 60 days to look for new positions within the company before being cut off. That source also said that several unannounced games were also cancelled as part of this move, something that is backed up by a separate report from The Wall Street Journal.
 
That is too bad because I thought Amazon would have the resources to build a good solid gaming company. 
 

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    cmaranhao
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    Re: Amazon Game Studios reportedly hit with lay-offs as developers struggle 2019/06/18 04:38:21 (permalink)
    never heard about Amazon game studios but this is always bad news. I agree that a company like Amazon would have the resources to keep them going but maybe they are analyzing things from a profit perspective which may have forced them to go with this action. 
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    Re: Amazon Game Studios reportedly hit with lay-offs as developers struggle 2019/06/19 20:01:39 (permalink)
    Star Citizen and Squadron 42 both use Amazon's version of Cryengine.

    If their dev house folds, CIG will just hire them like they did to Crytech.
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