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Team17, the UK-based developer of Worms and publishing label for the likes of Overcooked, Dredge, and Blasphemous, is the latest games company to be cutting jobs.

Initially reported by Eurogamer and subsequently confirmed to VG247, the team has "entered into a period of consultation" ending in November, restructuring the business and likely to result in several layoffs. Reportedly, around 50 jobs are on the chopping block, mostly within Team17's QA department. The CEO of Team17 Digital, Michael Pattison, is also leaving.

"In response to the reports concerning the departure of Michael Pattison from Team17, we can confirm we have amicably parted ways with Michael," reads the statement on the matter. "We can also confirm that we have sadly entered into a period of consultation today within Team17 Digital, with Astragon and Storytoys remaining unaffected by the restructuring plans."

This isn't the first time Team17 has downsized this year. In March, layoffs occurred within the company's in-house development teams. Furthermore, a Eurogamer report on the company revealed concerns around pay, working conditions, and management.

This is a very turbulent time within the industry; Team17 sadly joins the likes of Crystal Dynamics, SEGA's Creative Assembly, and Epic Games in announcing job losses.

Of course, we wish all the best to those affected.

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