Take-Two Interactive lays off employees across its subsidiaries

by Danny Craig  · 
Take-Two Interactive lays off employees across its subsidiaries
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Take-Two Interactive has confirmed that it has laid off some employees across multiple of its subsidiaries, including Private Division.

The details:

  • Bloomberg's Jason Schreier broke the news of the layoffs on Twitter after hearing it from sources close to the situation. Schreier claimed in the tweet that the cuts would affect multiple divisions of the publisher, specifically the indie-focused Private Division publishing label.
  • The company did not provide any specific details about the layoffs, but it did confirm to PC Gamer following the news that there had been "targeted reductions" in its US teams, specifically operations and publishing. Take-Two spokesperson Alan Lewis also stated that the impact of the company's reductions on US development teams have been "minimal," but that it has "begun procedures in compliance with local law" for its operations outside of the US.
  • Strauss Zelnick, the publisher's chairman, and CEO, previously stated in an interview that "any kind of broad-based reduction in force" was unexpected, but that it would go "department by department and try to drive efficiency." Since that February interview, it appears that the company has seen the need to cut positions in tandem with the implementation of its "cost-reduction program" put in place to soften the blow of its poor fourth quarter.

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