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Deviation Games Hit With Layoffs Amidst Rumors of a PlayStation Exclusive Game
Deviation Games is not a PlayStation owned studio, but the project currently in the works at Deviation is being published and funded by PlayStation. The game is set to be a PlayStation exclusive when it releases.
A new report suggests that Deviation Games has laid off up to 90 developers, which is more than half its staff, based on its last public numbers report, which put the studio’s size at “over 100 strong.”
The studio’s size was at least over 100 when it secured a deal with PlayStation to work on an “innovative new IP” back in 2021. However, a year later, the studio’s co-founder and chief creative officer, Jason Blundell, left Deviation.
A report from VGC pointed to the layoffs and multiple LinkedIn posts from ex-Deviation employees, announcing the change in their professional life, citing that the studio “recently ran into a difficult situation and was forced to make several layoffs.”
What about the Future
There’s no official word from Deviation or PlayStation at the time of writing. Not much has been said about what exactly the team at Deviation was working on, though it might now be the case that we won’t see the project come to fruition.