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GRTV News - Team17 faces restructuring, job losses and possible departure of CEO

The indie publisher is the latest to be hit by job cuts.

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"Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of GRTV News. Today we're going to be continuing on a trend or a theme that we've been talking about as of the last couple of weeks because for some reason there's a lot of different job cuts and job losses that are taking place throughout the UK as of right now. Last week was a big thing about Sega and Creative Assembly after Sega decided to cut or cancel Hyenas. Around the same time Epic announced a ton of different job cuts, many of which seem to be impacting Mediatonic, the developer of Fall Guys. Now, to add to that, we're hearing reports that Team 17 is going to be facing restructuring, job losses and the possible departure of its CEO. So with that being the case, let's dive on in and take a look at what's happening."

"Team 17 faces restructuring, job losses and possible departure of CEO. The publisher of Blasphemous and the Worms series is facing more cuts, this time to the Quality Control team. We seem to have nothing but bad news for workers in the video game industry lately.
After the almost 900 layoffs Epic Games and Sega's Creative Assembly last week, today we have to face cuts at Team 17, the well-known publisher of titles such as the two Blasphemous titles and the Worms series, among others. According to Eurogamer, the publisher has announced an internal statement, a restructuring that would affect the entire QA team, around 150 employees, and that the company's current CEO, Michael Patterson, is also likely to leave the company soon. Although Team 17 has not issued an official statement, sources indicate that the main cause is the outsourcing of the QA team. This would be the second time in 2023 that Team 17 has made job cuts, with layoffs also affecting the internal development divisions last March."

"So yes, Team 17, this publisher that is known for its indie games, is going to be making some restructuring. Again, this has all been sent through an internal statement which likely means that it's more true than false, but as to the extent of what's happening, we'll have to see. It looks like, as it said there, the main thing is that they're going to be offloading the QA team, the quality assurance team, and instead relying on a third-party quality assurance team instead. So the actual rest of the company doesn't seem to be affected by this restructuring. That being said, if the CEO's leaving, there's going to be some changes at the executive level, at the top of the company. So as we know more about what's happening over at Team 17, we'll be sure to keep you posted and updated. The developer has a few different games that are coming out that it's publishing later this year, including I believe one of the next ones is Broken Roads, which is later this, I think maybe in October, this October. So yes, Team 17 has a busy end of the year still, but again, as we know more, be sure to keep you posted and updated. But yes, that's all the time we have on today's episode of GRTV News. We'll be back tomorrow for the next one of the week, so until then, hope you enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, and we'll see you all on the next one. Take care, everyone."

"Transcribed by https://otter.ai"

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