The Bloomberg agency quoted an informant familiar with the situation Reportsthat a wave of layoffs swept across the American publisher and developer Epic Games. The studio is already there confirmed What happened.
It was revealed that Epic Games laid off 830 employees on September 28, or about 16% of its workforce. About two-thirds of those laid off came from teams outside of core development.
Epic Games also announced the sale of Bandcamp, which it purchased in March 2022 (see below). acquired Songtradr) and the spin-off of the marketing company SuperAwesome in independent unit. They had about 250 employees.
In a speech to employees, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, admitted this for some time “We spend more than we earn”and his hope of surviving this period without layoffs was not fulfilled.
According to Sweeney, Fortnite is making less money now than when the battle royale launched: “Although Fortnite is beginning to grow again, this growth is primarily driven by content from developers, which accounts for a significant share of revenue.”.
Sweeney assures that there will be no more layoffs at Epic Games, the company will continue to hire employees and take care of those laid off: severance pay, medical care, job assistance and visa support.
Epic Games will continue to invest in Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys, Epic Games Store, Epic Games Publishing, Epic Online Services, MetaHuman, Kids Web Services, Twin Motion, Quixel Mega Scans, Capturing Reality, ArtStation, Sketchfab and Fabulous .