Nov 14, 2023

Amazon latest firm to cut jobs in gaming industry

Amazon has become the latest firm to cut jobs in the gaming industry, slashing 180 roles amid a restructure. These are the latest cuts to hit the gaming industry in 2023, which has seen around 6,500 job losses. Amazon Games was founded in 2012, initially to make games for mobile devices, but it has since branched out into bigger titles including the online games New World and Lost Ark. In 2022 the firm announced it would publish a new single-player game based on the iconic franchise Tomb Raider, and in May it said it was developing a game based on the Lord of the Rings. Christopher Dring, head of gaming news site GamesIndustry. To those on the outside, it is hard to explain why the gaming industry is seeing these job cuts during a period of critical acclaim - but to those on the inside it is less surprising.

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