High Fidelity lays off half of studio in pivot away from VR

High Fidelity, the once VR-focused studio from Second Life creator Philip Rosedale is laying off a significant portion of the team as it moves away from development of its open-source, blockchain-based VR platform of the same name. A blog post from the company says that the layoffs affect half of the developers employed at the studio,…

High Fidelity lays off half of studio in pivot away from VR

High Fidelity, the once VR-focused studio from Second Life creator Philip Rosedale is laying off a significant portion of the team as it moves away from development of its open-source, blockchain-based VR platform of the same name.

A blog post from the company says that the layoffs affect half of the developers employed at the studio, including “developers, designers, program managers, marketers, and support professionals,” though specific numbers aren’t mentioned. The studio also notes that it is “giving those affected time and support to find new positions in the New Year.”

The company’s CTO Brad Hefta-Gaub is also departing the company next month, though the
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