Dead by Daylight studio Behaviour Interactive has reportedly made a round of layoffs.
Sources told Kotaku that around 45 employees were laid off last week across different departments at the company’s Montreal headquarters.
Behaviour Interactive hasn’t officially commented on the cuts, but at least one employee has discussed them publicly on LinkedIn.
Job losses across the games industry were widespread in 2023 and the momentum has carried over to this year.
Game developer Farhan Noor, who has been tracking industry job cuts dating back to the start of 2023 on videogameslayoffs.com, estimates that around 10,500 games industry employees were laid off last year.
Around 3,000 planned jobs cuts are thought to have been confirmed so far this year.
Unity said last week that it intends to lay off approximately 1,800 employees, or around 25% of its workforce. And earlier this week, Swedish video game holding company Thunderful Group announced plans to lay off 20% of its staff.
Companies impacted by layoffs last year included Embracer, Xbox Game Studios, Epic Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, CD Projekt, Unity, Ubisoft, Riot Games, Blizzard, Crystal Dynamics, Codemasters, BioWare, Striking Distance, Team17, Frontier Developments, Telltale Games, Digital Extremes, Amazon and Digital Bros.