Yeah, it really sucks. QA always gets shit on. Executive types seem to view QA as a “cost center” like IT, despite both being vital to the success of a company.
My own employer went through this cycle of eliminating dedicated QA teams, with a couple of QA specialists being integrated into dev teams, who resented the QA people for slowing down their sprint velocity (lol), then firing the QA specialists, and then being all shocked Pikachu at the sharp decrease in the quality of the shipped product and the number of bugs being reported by customers. But that’s enterprise stuff. As usual, the game industry finds a way to treat people even worse than the software industry as a whole.