8,450 game industry redundancies since July


The game industry is booming at retail but lots of developers and publishers are making losses and even going bust. Which is putting thousands of development and publishing staff out of a job. A lot of this is just the normal Darwinian stuff of the survival of the fittest, but some of it is structural and due to some unsatisfactory business models in the industry. Especially boxed console titles, which have become very high risk and boxed PC games which are being killed off by piracy. The good news is that there is now a big pool of available talent out there for those businesses that are starting up or expanding.