The British company Sumo Group, which has Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Team Sonic Racing, and many other games in its portfolio, is preparing for massive layoffs. It announced plans to lay off up to 15% of its employees in Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, the Czech Republic, and India.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

According to information on Sumo Group's website, it currently employs more than 1,790 people. Therefore, around 270 people might lose their jobs.

Sumo Group explained the layoffs by citing issues in the gaming industry. The company stated that it is forced to reduce staff and cut several expenses to secure the business in the long term.

In a comment to GamesIndustry, the company confirmed that as part of the layoffs, it will close the Canadian studio Timbre Games. The studio was founded three years ago and was working on two unannounced console and PC games.


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