Polish studio CD Projekt RED has announced it'll be cutting "around 100" jobs in the very near future as part of a structural reshuffle.
Adam Kiciński, CEO of the company, has put out a press release that goes over what's happening and why. "To meet our own high expectations and ambitions to create the best role-playing games, we not only want to have the best people but also the right teams," he says, adding the studio needs teams that are "more agile and more effective".
Kiciński continues, admitting that CD Projekt RED is "overstaffed", and that it doesn't have "other opportunities" for some staff going forward. "The outcome is the studio parting ways with around 100 people, which is roughly 9% of the entire team," He says.
Those affected won't be made redundant immediately, with some being kept on for another six months or so. "We want team members to have ample time to process and adjust to the change, and we’ve also made sure to offer everyone a comprehensive severance package."
The statement ends thanking the affected staff for their "invaluable" contributions. "Your impact will resonate within CD PROJEKT RED and we wish you nothing but success and fulfillment in the next chapter of your professional lives," Kiciński concludes.
It's of course always a shame to hear about layoffs, and we wish all those affected the best.