Kotaku reports that the studio Gazillion Entertainment has shut down today. All staff laid off the day before Thanksgiving.
It’s not a big surprise really. The game was to close in December, but the timing for layoffs couldn’t be any worse. Apparently now the project will seize to be even earlier. The Twitter is not full of messages from former developers, talking about the layoffs.
The worst thing here is that some ex-Gazillion staff are “reporting that they’re not even being paid their severance or PTO”. To make matters worse their medical insurance will end next week.
Yep, and we don’t even get our accrued pto paid out either.
— Brian Waggoner (@Asros) November 22, 2017
— Anthony Gallegos (@Chufmoney) November 22, 2017
Disney announced the closure of Marvel Heroes last week:
If some of the developers from Gazillion want to do interviews, breakdowns or in any way want to showcase their work, we’d be happy to help.