Telltale Layoffs Prompt Widespread Job Offers From Developers
The sudden and copious layoffs issued by Telltale Games has resulted a heartbreaking affair for all involved, having forced many creatively-talented employees into the stressful position of joblessness. The wake of such a mass studio exodus has prompted a supportive downpour of encouragement from both fans and fellow members of the industry, notably inspiring a number big-name developers to issue job offers to the former employees.
Reaching out via social media, companies such as Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, and Blizzard have assembled to provide work to the over 250 jobless creatives, with numerous more in the like following suit. As many of the former workers possess years of storytelling and technical experience in the gaming medium, it’s not difficult to see why developers would be so interested. A few of the recent job offers bearing the #TelltaleJobs tag can be viewed below.
To everyone affected, connect with our recruiters and check our openings. And thank you. The entertainment you've given us over the years has been incredible and is a testament to your collective talent and passion. Hang in there, thinking of you! 💙#telltalejobs #gaming #gamedev https://t.co/bKylgjL1HC
— Blizzard Careers (@BlizzardCareers) September 21, 2018
To those affected by recent studio closures, Naughty Dog is hiring across multiple disciplines. Please feel free to reach out and contact our Recruiting team with any questions. @Candace_Walker @asunw00 @crystalmmo pic.twitter.com/rWsnQZHHDS
— Naughty Dog Jobs (@NaughtyDogJobs) September 21, 2018
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 21, 2018
Oh man, that sucks to hear about another studio closure. I love the work they did on TWD and Wolf Among Us. @SonySantaMonica has many different positions so please feel free to get in contact with us! #TelltaleJobs
Thank you to all the devs there!❤️https://t.co/tz94h3QMt2
— Cory Barlog 🎮 🏳️🌈 Should be writing! (@corybarlog) September 21, 2018
— Ubisoft SF (@UbisoftStudioSF) September 21, 2018
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) September 21, 2018
The hiring frenzy by so many game companies is very cool to see, especially as Telltale’s recent layoffs happen less than a week after the closure of Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver. While seemingly similar, the difference between these two mass layoffs is in the way each company chose to handle it, with Capcom officially providing severance packages to their newly unemployed and Telltale allegedly taking a much more toxic route in delivering the axe. Hopefully with the gaming industry coming together, we’ll see all of these talented devs back to work creating awesome stories again soon.
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