Creative Assembly has confirmed that it will be making redundancies following the cancellation of Hyenas.
It also said it planned to reduce its fixed expenses in Europe, with a focus on cutting costs at Horsham, England-based Creative Assembly.
In a new statement, Creative Assembly has confirmed that it has begun a redundancy consultation process in some areas of its UK operations.
“This may, unfortunately, result in job losses,” it said.
Following an internal announcement to our employees, please see the below statement: pic.twitter.com/b6LPonVagV
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) September 28, 2023
“We fully understand that this has a significant impact on our people whether they are directly affected or not – which we are truly sorry for.
“We have always aimed to operate as a people-first’ studio; that is foundational to our values and culture. While we must go through this incredibly difficult process, we will prioritise supporting our people at every step.
“For those whose jobs are at risk we will work to re-allocate them into other available roles within CA wherever possible, and ultimately minimise any job losses.
“Our commitment to our projects and players has not changed; we will deliver more incredible experiences to our players all over the world for decades to come.”
The cancellation of Hyenas has also been further addressed in a separate statement released via the game’s official Twitter account.
“While the decision to cancel the project has not been made lightly, we know that doesn’t make it any easier to accept – for you or for us,” Creative Assembly wrote.
“We knew our plans were ambitious and we knew we were diving headfirst into competition with some of the greats. But we believed in the journey and we’re proud to have taken every step along the way.
“We hope you’ll join us in remembering the action-packed, zero-G chaos and the diehard community of players who helped us make it special.
“So many people poured their hearts into this project for many years. Please be kind and considerate to them as the news sinks in. We are working hard to find new roles within the business for the incredible talent that helped put Hyenas together.”