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A dark shadow falls across the gaming industry.

PC Gamer has put together a chart that visualizes how many people within the industry have lost their jobs over the last thirteen months.

Each dot represents one person, with PC Gamer estimating that 11,250 people were impacted in 2023. The figure for January 2024 alone has already reached almost 6,000 layoffs.


A graph showing how many video game developers have been laid off since January, 2023.
This graph assembled by PC Gamer really illustrates just how dire January 2024 has been for gaming industry layoffs.
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