Sega announces layoffs at Relic Entertainment

by Danny Craig  · 
Sega announces layoffs at Relic Entertainment

Sega has confirmed that 121 employees at the Company of Heroes will be let go following its restructuring.

The details:

  • According to a new statement posted to Relic Entertainment's official Twitter account, 121 employees were laid off after the company made the "difficult decision to restructure" to "ensure that maximum focus can be placed on Relic's core franchises." The studio currently employs between 201 and 500 people, according to its LinkedIn page, and neither Relic nor Sega has provided specific numbers.
  • The studio cites "external factors [that] are challenging our industry more than ever" as the cause of the restructuring, but assures that it is now in a "position of strength to continue delivering outstanding experiences to players all over the world." Sega also issued a statement (via, stating that it is in a "healthy financial position" and remains "fully committed to supporting and investing in Relic Entertainment and the franchises it is responsible for."
  • Sega paid $26.6 million for Relic after its previous parent company, THQ, declared bankruptcy in 2013. The studio is responsible for the Company of Heroes franchise, which recently released its third mainline title, as well as the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Age of Empires 4 series.

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