It looks like the video game industry isn’t doing so good these days. Activision-Blizzard’s laid off of almost 800 employees, with ArenaNet also retrenching a fair number of its workforce. And now, it looks like CD Projekt-owned GOG will also be doing the same.
Kotaku reports that GOG who is known for its DRM-free stance has laid off around a dozen positions last week. While a GOG spokesperson stated it has 20 positions open as a result, a former staffer who was let go said instead that the layoffs were a financial decision.
Part of the financial decision also reportedly involved higher revenue shares for developers. This is likely something that’s in response to the Epic Games Store and its 88/12 revenue share ratio. It implies that GOG will be trying to move away from the traditional 70/30 ratio that is the industry’s standard, but no official statement on that has been made as of yet.
Meanwhile, it is not known at the moment whether the lay off at GOG would affect the progress of Cyberpunk 2077 since CD Projekt is also involved with the project through its CD Projekt Red subsidiary.