Earlier this morning Massively received multiple tips regarding layoffs at Age of Wushu
publisher Snail Games
. We contacted the company and were provided with an official statement by Director of Game Development David Baker
Yes, there were a handful of layoffs at Snail Games USA yesterday. After the launch of Age of Wushu the team size was corrected to meet the size of the game and the community. The Age of Wushu team was expanded before launch and the necessary contractions were needed post-launch. Snail Games USA values all the employees that worked on Age of Wushu and continue to work on the Age of Wushu upcoming expansion for July. Layoffs are a hard part of working in the game industry and are necessary when team size becomes larger than what the development team needs.
[Thanks to everyone who tipped us.]