Eidos Montreal Announces Layoffs in Response to Industry Hurdles

Eidos Montreal has recently announced the downsizing of its workforce, which will affect 97 individuals across different departments, including development, administration, and support services. This decision has been taken due to broader economic pressures, industry-specific challenges, and a significant restructuring initiative by Embracer Group, the parent company.

After Bloomberg reported that Embracer Group had canceled a new Deus Ex game, Eidos Montreal made an announcement. However, they did not confirm whether the project was scrapped or not. Instead, the studio assured that they would support the affected employees during the transition period. They emphasized the employees’ skills and experience and pledged to help them actively find new job opportunities.

Eidos Montreal has recently issued a sincere message to its devoted gaming community, which aims to assure fans of the studio’s continued commitment to creating exceptional gaming experiences. In the message, the studio emphasizes that its passion for creativity remains intact despite recent organizational changes. Eidos Montreal refrained from announcing any new original franchises or commenting on future projects.

There have been layoffs at Eidos Montreal as a part of a more significant trend of workforce reductions and closures in the Embracer Group. This has affected Crystal Dynamics, Fishlabs, and New World Interactive studios. Currently, there are rumors about the potential sale of Gearbox Entertainment. However, no official confirmation has been provided about this yet.

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