Big layoffs at embattled Payday studio Starbreeze

Embattled Swedish studio Starbreeze has announced plans to cut 60 jobs as part of its fight to stay afloat. The company behind the Payday franchise said it took the decision “to make the organisation more efficient and reduce costs”, and “to be able to operate an efficient and profitable business long-term”. The layoffs, due to…

Big layoffs at embattled Payday studio Starbreeze

Embattled Swedish studio Starbreeze has announced plans to cut 60 jobs as part of its fight to stay afloat.

The company behind the Payday franchise said it took the decision “to make the organisation more efficient and reduce costs”, and “to be able to operate an efficient and profitable business long-term”.

The layoffs, due to happen in November, will result in a saving of 3m SEK (£250,000) a month. Starbreeze currently has 240 employees.

A Starbreeze source told Eurogamer company management is going about the layoffs by the book, and is following Swedish law and
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