is the latest prominent game developer to lay off staff. The confirmed by the studio where layoffs affect less than three percent of the total workforce. first reported the layoffs, saying they happened earlier this month and affected about 45 people in several departments. The layoffs initially appeared to be limited to Behaviour’s Montreal headquarters, but the publisher hasn’t confirmed if that’s the case.
“Recently changing market conditions have made it necessary to adjust the scope of several Behavior projects,” Behavior said in a statement to the publication. “Our preference in these situations is always to assign talent to other projects. Unfortunately, that option is not always available to us. These departures represented less than three percent of our total workforce.”
Behavior last year bought several studios, including those in the UK and the Netherlands, as part of a deeper expansion into Europe. Although most of the company’s focus is on Dead in daylight (new coming later this month), he is working on other projects like last year .
In 2023, more than 9,000 jobs were cut in the video game industry. We’re only 18 days away from 2024 and already over 3,000 jobs have been cut. and gaming companies (incl and ). Unity is alone — a quarter of the workforce.