Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics confirms layoffs

by Danny Craig  · 
Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics confirms layoffs
Embracer Group

Crystal Dynamics has announced the layoff of employees in its marketing and IT departments as part of an internal restructuring at Embracer Group.

The details:

  • The layoffs were confirmed in a statement posted to the studio's X account, which stated that 10 employees were laid off as a result of internal restructuring. “Crystal Dynamics made the difficult decision to part ways with 9 Brand/Marketing and 1 IT employee today due to an internal restructuring to align the studio with our current business needs,” the developer shared. ”We are working directly with the affected staff to fully support them.”
  • The studio also appears to be offering some form of assistance to those affected, requesting that any studios with suitable positions on offer contact the developer directly so that any opportunities can be passed on to the former employees. “If you have applicable positions open at your studio across Brand Direction, Creative Services, Community, or IT, please pass them along to [email protected] and we will ensure the information ends up in the right hands.”
  • In 2022, Embracer Group acquired Crystal Dynamics from Square Enix, along with Eidos Montreal. After failing to secure a $2 billion deal with the Savvy Games Group, it announced in June that it would go through a "restructuring program" to cut costs, which included the cancellation of several unannounced projects and the closure of some of its studios, including Volition. Despite this, Crystal Dynamics stated that its projects, such as Perfect Dark's reboot and the next Tomb Raider title, would be unaffected.

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