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The gaming industries is falling apart everywhere... what is going on?
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post #12 of 26
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The gaming industries is falling apart everywhere... what is going on?

No, just the studios EA takes in...
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Does anyone else feel that now is the same period for software that hardware (console) makers had back in the 80s where the market was saturated?
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Restructure ?
Like Westwood ?

No, thanks.

We can pretty say RIP Visceral thumb.gif
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Valve reportedly lays off ~ 20 employees, including gardware engineer, director of business and lead designer for TF2.

Confirmed team working on HL game were scrapped.

*silence*

EA releases a "small number" of employees and retrains/re-assigns the rest ahead of a new console generation.

*sounds of people breaking things*


Sounds about right I'd say.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/21/13 at 3:41pm
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i thought dead space was doing well? so this will mean no Dead space 4? what a shame... i really liked the whole DS series
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The games industry is incredibly volatile. Always has been, always will be. Its very rare to hold down a job for longer than 6-18 months with the same developer until you get into a senior role which takes several years to achieve. The first few years are spent jumping ship constantly, having work for a few months, then having several months without it, then finding a new contract, so on and so forth.

Sounds to me that Visceral is just re-structuring, or basically, trimming the fat. Which pretty much means the left over staff after DS3's launch are being either put onto other projects with other EA based developers, or let go altogether. Its standard procedure for the industry. I could be wrong, but sounds to me that this is exactly what is going on. Seeing as DS3 has just launched and seeing as the first Army of Two game was a flop, EA won't have as many resources on that project. Which means left over staff from DS3 need to be moved on somewhere else.
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I dont think EA will ignore DS4. There will be DS4, but will we like it ? or it'll be created by who ? These are the questions i believe..

And we shouldn't forget that most of the companies are believing F2P is the future of gaming. (It's more like singularity of gaming, something which take over control and finish it's creator) So, i dont think we'll see 5+ AAA games in a year in future.
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After having been laid off myself, I have to say that I feel less sympathetic towards people layed off. When you're older, it's a damn killer because your talents might be out of date. But for younger folks and especially game developers, it's basically HR's only option to hire just-laid-off people.

If they've been out of work a long time, there's obviously some problem with them!
If they're just out of college, they certainly don't have the experience we need!

So of all the states of joblessness, it seems like "just laid off" is one of the better ones. As long as you update your LinkedIn profile, and the layoffs are in the news, many of these developers can expect some E-mails.
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The gaming industries is falling apart everywhere... what is going on?

Business suits aiming for greed. All in all, nothing is happening to gaming, all you're hearing is news about crappy studios like EA, UBI, Gearbox etc. Ones that aren't gamers, just suits behind a computer trying to make a profit.
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