Developer Avalanche Studios, the team behind titles such as Just Cause 3 and Mad Max, announced that nearly 24 people will be laid off by the studio.
In a statement to Game Informer, Avalanche claimed that due to the “completion of projects,” multiple people on the team could not be carried over across their New York and Stockholm offices.
“The transition between major projects is always challenging, especially for independent developers,” a representative said. “We have just completed one project and are currently wrapping up another. In starting up our new projects, we were not able to perfectly match the team sizes and skill sets of the previous ones, and we unfortunately had to let some talented developers go. 12 developers were given notice in New York. There was a similar number of notices given this summer in Stockholm, but right now we are in the process of rehiring some of those who left. We expect to keep hiring in the new year. This unfortunate event does not affect any of our current projects, and we’re taking measures to avoid situations like this in the future.”
The next title from Avalanche Studios will be Just Cause 3 when it launches on December 1 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.