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***** lays off 240, sells Company of Heroes studio

Relic Entertainment

***** Europe is going through some major restructuring, and as a result, it is laying off about 240 developers and letting Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment spin off as an independent company.

Although *****’s ********* developers are known for their platformers, action games, and RPGs, its ********* output is more strategy game-focused. A key component of that was Relic Entertainment, which has made games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Age of Empires IV, and Company of Heroes 3 over the past decade. With the help of investment company Emona Capital, Relic is buying itself back from ***** and going independent for an undisclosed amount. Relic addressed going independent

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Unfortunately, Relic Entertainment isn’t the only company impacted by ***** Europe’s restructuring. In a press release,

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it “decided to reduce headcount by approximately 240 roles at several bases in the ********* region with the aim of optimizing fixed expenses.” Reporting from
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that studios impacted include ***** Europe at large, Creative Assembly, which is best known for making the Total War series of strategy games, and ***** Hardlight, which put out the Apple Arcade exclusive Sonic Dream Team just last December.

IGN shared an email from ***** Europe Managing Director Jurgen Post, who further apologized for the layoffs. “Before I go on, I want to sincerely apologize for the worry and understandable distress this news will cause, particularly for those directly affected. These decisions have been incredibly tough to make, and they follow meticulous consideration and deliberation with leadership teams across the business. Change is necessary to secure the future of our games business and to ensure that we are well placed to deliver the best possible experiences to our players going forward,” Post said.

These layoffs did not seem to impact ***** employees in the ******* States or Japan. In fact, ***** of America employees just

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, so they’ll have more protections if layoffs like this happen to them.

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