Playful Studios, the team behind the stellar New Super Lucky’s Tale (which we reviewed and gave a 10/10), has announced in a blog post that the company is restructuring and changing the way they develop their future titles. The company will be taking a more streamlined approach to developing their next projects.

In the blog post, Paul Bettner and Katy Drake Bettner have this to say:

As part of this transition in our operating model,  we have made the incredibly difficult decision to significantly reduce our full-time staff, effective today. We are truly heartbroken to be parting ways with many of our friends and colleagues. These are people who have poured their hearts into every game Playful has created, who have supported us and each other every step of the way, and have truly made this studio what it is today. We will be working closely with each person affected by this transition to help them move forward.

Layoffs are a common and unfortunate part of the video game industry where roles vary from full-time positions to contracted work. We wish all the developers affected the best of luck finding new positions and transitioning into new projects.

Let us know down in the comments section or on our socials what you think of the news? Also let us know if you enjoyed the hard work of these wonderful developers, in the form of New Super Lucky’s Tale?

Source: Playful Studios Blog Post

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