Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive hit with layoffs

by Danny Craig  ·  Updated 
Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive hit with layoffs
Behaviour Interactive

Update: Behaviour has now confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Kotaku.

  • "Recently, changing market conditions necessitated adjusting the scope of several Behaviour projects. In these situations, our preference is always to reassign talent to other projects. Unfortunately, this option is not always available to us. These departures represented less than 3% of our total workforce."

Behaviour Interactive, best known for Dead by Daylight, reportedly underwent a round of layoffs last week.

The details:

  • As reported by Kotaku, sources have claimed that the developer laid off approximately 45 employees from its Montreal office across multiple departments. The layoffs are said to have begun in December but were finalized last week.

  • Behaviour has yet to respond to Kotaku's request for comment on the layoffs, but at least one affected former employee has already posted about the situation on LinkedIn.

  • In just the first three weeks of 2024, thousands of employees have been laid off at companies of all sizes. According to Farhan Noor's, Unity has had the largest cuts so far, with 1,800 jobs lost, while Embracer Group's restructuring program has continued to affect its many subsidiaries, with three of its studios facing layoffs.

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