People Can Fly affected by layoffs as Square Enix project hit with budget cuts
According to reports, over 30 employees were laid off by Polish developer People Can Fly after the scope of its project with Square Enix was reduced.
In an internal email shared with Kotaku, studio development director Adam Alker announced that 30+ jobs had been cut due to a smaller budget, with an additional 20 employees being transferred to other projects at the developer.
According to the source who shared the email, the scope of its project with Square Enix, Gemini, has been significantly reduced, with the campaign now much shorter and featuring less enemy variety.
Those affected in Poland will go through a three-month transition period and will continue to work until it ends due to contractual obligations. Those working remotely from outside Poland will be let go by the end of this week.
Project Gemini was announced in 2023 as another collaboration with Square Enix, following their work on Outriders in 2021. The game was scheduled to be released in 2026, but it is unclear whether the layoffs have impacted the development timeline.
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