Embracer calls mass layoffs amid restructuring 'necessary', vowing to lay off even more people

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The holding's management also hastened to assure that the company's long-term plans have not changed at all.

Embracer calls mass layoffs amid restructuring 'necessary', vowing to lay off even more people

GamesIndustry.biz spoke with Phil Rogers, interim director of strategy and head of the operations group, which includes Crystal Dynamics and other Western studios formerly owned by Square Enix. The topic of the conversation was the current situation in the Embracer Group holding and its future plans.

At the moment, the holding has managed to reduce its net debt from $1.5 billion to $1.4 billion. By the end of this year, Embracer plans to reduce this amount to $757 million. However, this will not affect the company's long-term plans in any way.

Rogers also noted that the human cost of the restructuring is ” significant ” but ” necessary .” In the period from July 1 to September 30, the company has already laid off 904 workers, and plans to carry out more than one wave of layoffs in the coming months.

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As part of the restructuring, various projects will also be put under the knife and, possibly, studios will be closed.

(news cover source: Embracer Group)

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