Italian publisher and developer Digital Bros has joined the growing list of gaming (and other) companies that, for one reason or another, have decided to cut staff in 2023.
We would like to remind you that Digital Bros is the parent company of the publisher 505 Games (Death Stranding, Control, Ghostrunner), Kunos Simulazioni (Assetto Corsa), DR Studios (Monopoly Tycoon), Infinity Plus 2 (Puzzle Quest) and Ingame Studios (Crime Boss: Rockay City) and other studios.
It has been revealed that Digital Bros plans to cut around 30% of its staff. According to data from Press releaseThe company employs 442 people – meaning just over 130 people will lose their jobs.
The announced initiative at Digital Bros involves restructuring in the context of a changing market. The company expects that the layoff of a third of employees will have no impact on the financial results for the current fiscal year.
According to Digital Bros, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market has become more selective about new releases, as consumers increasingly prefer established franchises and projects that they can invest a lot of time into.
In this regard, the company will concentrate its efforts on releasing sequels and updated versions of already successful and well-known games in the past, limiting the number of new products with a large budget.
The latest sequel from the Digital Bros-controlled companies is the slasher Ghostrunner 2 from 505 Games and One More Level. IN steam The game received “very positive” reviews (89%), and Metacritic And OpenCritic 80% earned.