Devolver Digital studio Artificer hit with significant layoffs
It has been confirmed that Artificer, a studio owned by indie publisher Devolver Digital, has laid off almost half of its staff.
Devolver has now confirmed to Eurogamer that a total of 28 employees will be let go at Artificer, with 18 leaving immediately and the remaining 10 staying until the project is completed.
Artificer was founded in 2019 and was acquired by Devolver as part of Good Shepherd Entertainment only two years later. Its most recent game, Showgunners, a turn-based tactics title, was released in May 2023 with glowing reviews.
The developer joins the rapidly growing list of companies affected by industry layoffs in 2024, with thousands of employees losing their jobs. Some of the cuts continued at Embracer-owned studios such as Black Forest Games, while others have occurred at larger companies including Microsoft and Riot Games.
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