Layoffs & Gaming Employment Trends

Matt Dion
3 min readSep 4, 2022

Examining the unfortunate trend of reductions in workforce across the games industry. Are recent layoffs an ominous sign of more pain to come? What does this mean for the employment landscape in gaming more broadly?

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Anyone who has worked in or followed the games industry closely knows that layoffs are an unfortunate fact of life in our business. Though gaming was largely able to avoid the COVID-induced…

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Matt Dion

Always Scheming is the product of Matt Dion, a writer, entrepreneur, and games industry professional.