Until Dawn, Dark Pictures developer Supermassive to lay off around 90 staff

Supermassive Games Announces Job Losses with “Deep Regret”

Supermassive Games, the Guildford-based developer known for titles such as Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures anthology series, has revealed that it will be letting go of some of its staff members, citing “significant challenges” in the games industry.

In a statement shared on social media platform X, the studio expressed its regret over the decision. Reports indicate that around 150 employees were informed about the risk to their jobs, with approximately 90 staff members expected to depart following a consultation period. Currently, Supermassive Games has a workforce of around 350 employees.

Challenges in the Games Industry

“It’s no secret that the games industry is currently facing significant challenges, and unfortunately we aren’t immune to this,” stated Supermassive Games.

The studio continued, “After much deliberation and with deep regret, we are therefore undertaking a reorganisation of Supermassive Games. As a result, we are entering into a period of consultation, which we anticipate will result in the loss of some of our colleagues.”

Acknowledging the difficulty of the situation, the statement emphasized the efforts made to avoid this outcome and the commitment to handle the process respectfully and compassionately for all employees involved. Supermassive Games reassured that the focus will remain on core strengths and upcoming titles to sustain the company’s future.

Company History and Projects

Founded in 2008, Supermassive Games gained recognition with its horror title Until Dawn, followed by The Dark Pictures Anthology series. While the company is known for its horror genre expertise, upcoming projects include the third installment of the Little Nightmares series and a Dead by Daylight spin-off titled The Casting of Frank Stone.

Despite the challenges, Supermassive Games remains dedicated to delivering quality games and ensuring the continued success of the company.

Thousands of video games industry workers have been affected by layoffs in recent times, emphasizing the ongoing difficulties faced by the industry. Major companies like Microsoft have also announced workforce reductions, highlighting the tough climate within the gaming sector.