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Codemasters job losses to cut a chunk out of their staff, but won’t affect Grid 2 and F1 games


Codemasters plan to cut 80 jobs in their digital and publishing divisions, a source has told GamesIndustry. The company is undergoing a major restructuring process and is in consultation with affected staff. You’ll have to squint through the grimness to see it, but there is one faint silver lining – none of Codies’ “core” PC games will suffer as a result.

“As the Company realigns its operations to focus on areas of increased strategic importance and decrease resources in areas that are not delivering value for the business,” reads a statement, “the Company has proposed the restructure of certain aspects within its digital development and publishing units in line with future product strategy.

“As a result of the proposed restructure, the Company has therefore entered into a period of collective consultation with the affected employees.

“The restructure is not company-wide and is not anticipated to impact the development of its core console and PC titles such as GRID 2 or its annual FORMULA ONE title.”

I suppose Codies haven’t had a chance to take advantage of those proposed UK tax breaks yet, then. Condolences and best of luck to all those affected.

Thanks, PC Gamer.