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    Vikshita Vitthal Gujaran in News

    05-Apr-2023 10:04 AM


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    Amazon lays off about 100 employees in its gaming divisions

    Amazon.com Inc. laid off about 100 employees in its video-game divisions as part of its broader cutbacks, affecting workers at Prime Gaming, Game Growth and the company’s San Diego studio.
    Going forward, we will continue to invest in our internal development efforts, and our teams will continue to grow as our projects progress."
    The company has canceled and even removed titles from sale since the division kicked off in 2012.
    Also Read: Amazon announces fresh round of layoffs, to cut 9,000 jobs in coming weeks Amazon has only released one internally developed game — the online role-playing title New World, which suffered a steep decline in its player base after the September 2021 launch.
    The Irvine, California-based New World team will continue to grow, Hartmann said.
    Veteran gaming executive John Smedley, who helped run the San Diego office, announced plans to leave in January.

    Source - Mint