The American company Amazon continues to cut staff. This time they will lose their seats “a little bit more” 100 employees from the company’s gaming divisions, including Prime Gaming, Game Growth and Amazon Games Studios in San Diego. This was announced by Christoph Hartmann, Vice President of Amazon Games.
The Internet giant also intends to redirect employees to the development of projects that meet the requirements “strategic direction” companies. The development teams in Irvine (the New World online game project) and Montreal (development of the as yet unannounced game) will continue to fulfill their previously assigned tasks and their staff will be increased. Going forward, Amazon will continue to expand its video game publishing and distribution capabilities.
Employees who have to leave the company have already received appropriate notifications. The reasons for the reduction in the staff of the gaming units were not disclosed. Hartmann said in a statement that the decision to cut staff was made after the company compared current projects to its own. “long-term goals”.
So far, Amazon’s video game development efforts have been unsuccessful. Currently, the company only offers players New World, an online multiplayer game. Previously, the company also attempted to launch the free-to-play shooter Crucible, but that project was shelved just a few months after launch. Earlier this year, John Smedley, who ran Amazon Games’ San Diego studio for six years, announced his departure from the company.