Everywhere developer Build a Rocket Boy affected by layoffs

by Danny Craig  · 
Everywhere developer Build a Rocket Boy affected by layoffs
Build a Rocket Boy

Build a Rocket Boy, the Edinburgh-based studio behind the online gaming platform Everywhere, has announced a round of layoffs across multiple departments.

The details:

  • Sources first told PCGamesN that the studio laid off employees from its publishing, quality assurance, and art teams on Monday. Build a Rocket Boy has now confirmed the claims, stating that the developer needed to "refocus" on becoming a "more agile studio," which has resulted in laying off employees across its global offices. It is currently unclear how many employees were affected.

  • Longtime Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies founded Build a Rocket Boy in 2018 and has since worked on Everywhere, the sci-fi project Mindseye, and the UGC toolset Arcadia. Last month, the studio announced that it had secured a $110 million Series D funding round, allowing it to launch its products.

  • The gaming industry has been hit hard by layoffs in 2024, with approximately 6,000 employees losing their jobs in the first two months. These job cuts have occurred at companies of all sizes, including Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and Riot Games.

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