February 23, 2024

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Eidos Montreal confirms 97 layoffs from Embracer

Eidos Montreal confirms 97 layoffs from Embracer

Update (01/29/24): In a statement issued on TwitterEidos Montreal confirmed that it has signed up to Embracer's larger restructuring program and that 97 employees have been laid off.

“The global economic context, the challenges of our industry, and the comprehensive restructuring recently announced by Embracer have taken a toll on our studio. The difficult decision has been made to let go of 97 people from our development, management and support services teams,” the studio said.

“We are working to support all impacted employees through this transition. These extremely talented, highly experienced people are entering the workforce and we want them to find their next projects and help them do that.

“As we go through these difficult times, the well-being of our team is our priority and an ongoing commitment to creating games that players will be able to enjoy in the near future.”

It is worth noting that the developer did not mention anything about the canceled Deus Ex project. “Thank you for your continued reporting and good wishes,” Eidos added.

Original story: You Didn't Ask for This: Eidos Montreal's upcoming Deus Ex game has allegedly been canceled by parent company Embracer. This means that an unspecified number of employees will be laid off.

for every BloombergThe cancellations and layoffs resulting from the Swedish company continue Cost reduction initiative From mid-2023. It comes months later Crystal dynamics She was hit with her own cuts.

While the cancellation of the project has not been fully confirmed, several Eidos employees have confirmed it Layoffs at the studio And they said they are Search for a job.

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Acquired incubator Both companies and Square Enix Montreal Released in 2022 from the publisher of Final Fantasy. All three were a package deal, and Eidos and Crystal Dynamics said they would return to their respective franchises. Deus Ex and Tomb Raider.

The last title in the previous series was Deus Ex: Mankind Divided It dates back to 2016. Production on the new game was said to begin fully later this year.

With this new cancellation, it will be Eidos Montreal's last game of 2021 Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy. The studio will now reportedly be transformed into a brand-new property, the first of its kind in 16 years.

The game developer has reached out to Eidos Montreal for comment, and will update when a response is provided.