Top video game developer, Gameloft has reported closed down its offices in New York which made them pay off over 100 employees of the company. The company has been closed down completely and the compelete is yet to release a press statement regarding the move.
When questioned by Gamasutra, a company representative refused to quote the number of employees that lost their jobs, while choosing not to comment on the situation either. He said: “Gameloft is actively managing its production organization and is refocusing on its most efficient and experienced creation centers in order to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and to grow its revenues faster and more profitably.”
The announcement was made by the company via Facebook where their lead programmer, Kevin Chen posted that the company was shutting down in New York City and their staffs has been paid off.
“As of this morning, after 15 years and many dozens of bestselling games, all production at Gameloft NYC is ceased. All development personnel, including myself, have been terminated,” Chen said.
However, the post has now been deleted on Facebook, but as we all know, nothing ever gets completely deleted off the internet once it goes online, and this seems to have been the case for the company.