It appears that MMO publisher Gamigo has been hit with layoffs affecting multiple teams at the publisher, particularly the often-forgotten MMO, CRACK.
As first reported by MassivelyOP, the MMO publisher seems to have been hit by layoffs, especially for many of its games treasure trove, RIFT, Desert Operations, and more. Speculation about the possibility of more layoffs began when the CRACK Community manager Vilya officially announced that she no longer works for the company CRACK Discord Channel.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that it is me [no] longer with gamigo. It was my great pleasure to meet you all,” Vilya wrote on the official CRACK Discord.
Citing her sources, Massively reports that not only Vilya was fired, but several employees from many teams. However, it seems the team broken online has survived unscathed, although the fact that the team is asking for unpaid volunteers to GM its upcoming MMO isn’t exactly the best look.
That doesn’t help the speculation CRACK seems to have been forgotten by Gamigo as the MMO’s 11th birthday has come and gone over the past month without the publisher even mentioning it. While an investor report last year noted that the MMO would receive an update for players in the first quarter of 2022, that has apparently not come to fruition as the only real update is a small event in February.
We reached out to Gamigo this morning for comment on the layoffs themselves, the scope of the layoffs, the teams affected and what it means for each game ahead. We also made an appointment for the apparently forgotten update for CRACK and how the state was on that front. We will update this post with each reply from Gamigo.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/report-gamigo-hit-with-layoffs-impacting-rift-trove-and-more-2000124660 Report: Gamigo hit with layoffs impacting RIFT, Trove and more