Day 1 Studios Loses Publishing Deal, Lays Off a Bunch of People


It’s never good to hear about layoffs, and it’s even worse, somehow, to hear about layoffs right before Christmas. But that’s what’s happening right now.

GameSpot is reporting that Day 1 Studios, developers of F3AR and Fracture, lost their publishing deal with Konami that would have them develop a Silent Scope game, and are now being forced to lay off 95% of the team they had dedicated to that project. Everyone left will be working on some other unannounced thing.

So this is a sad day, certainly. Sorry, bros and ladies. I wish I could pay you to make a game for me! Well, I guess I could pay you very poorly.

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1 Comment on Day 1 Studios Loses Publishing Deal, Lays Off a Bunch of People

Martie

On December 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Damn :/ They have 2 pretty solid titles under their belts. Hopefully they can find find some work with that on their resumes.