Sandstorm: Insurgency PS4

Another studio has fallen afoul of Embracer Group's comprehensive restructuring plan, with an unknown number of layoffs being confirmed at New World Interactive, the developer behind the Insurgency series of tactical first-person shooters.

It was initially reported the studio had been closed, but Embracer subsidiary Saber Interactive, which purchased New World in 2020, later confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer that wasn't the case. However, it confirmed an unknown number of layoffs had taken place.

Embracer is "actively working to fill existing open roles" elsewhere in the company with impacted staff and assures that those let go will receive severance packages. "Saber also assures that development will continue on Insurgency: Sandstorm, as well as on unannounced future projects", the company said.

Over 900 staff have lost their jobs in what the company describes as an "agonizing" but "necessary" process. As always, we hope everyone affected lands on their feet.