Media Molecule is the latest studio to announce that they’re having layoffs at their studio as they restructure and move on to their next project.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Media Molecule has said that they have “had to make the difficult decision to begin the consultation process for team members within certain departments of the studio.” And continued with, “Every single role that has been put at risk is delivered by someone who has contributed something special to Media Molecule.”
A report from GLHF states that around 20 staff are expected to be laid off, which is around 15-20% of the studio. The news was shared in an internal meeting at the company before being shared online.
Media Molecule announced in April that it would stop supporting their last game, Dreams, in September. The final big release from the team into Dreams was ‘Trens,’ a puzzle-train game.
Media Molecule is currently working on a new game, although nothing is known about it.