Due to problems in the economy, many companies have reduced their staff. According to the Game Industry Layoffs portal, 6,136 game developers lost their jobs in 2023.
Among the game—related companies, Unity laid off the most employees - 900 people. Epic Games fired a little less. At the end of September, she announced the reduction of 830 people. The third place in the anti-rating went to Amazon, which fired more than 500 people from the departments of Prime Gaming, Game Growth, Twitch and Amazon Games San Diego studio.
The worst month in 2023 was September, in which it became known about layoffs in 17 companies at once. The top 3 worst months also included May (15 companies) and June (14 companies).
The creators of the portal note that their figures are most likely greatly underestimated, and in reality there were more dismissals. The fact is that not all companies have disclosed the number of dismissed. Also, esports organizations and companies engaged in blockchain games were not included in the statistics.