I’m a huge fan of the FFG Star Wars roleplaying games, and I pop into their subreddit to find a link to this:
Most, if not all, the RPG department has been laid off.
Numerous other employees have been cut in an large reorganization of the the entire studio following the departure of several key members of the company that have been there for years.
Which links to this:
It’s with great sadness that I have to report that the decision has been made to close Fantasy Flight Interactive next month. I’m proud of the team and the game we’ve dedicated ourselves to for the past few years. It’s a been an amazing journey with even more amazing people. I’m going to do my best to get my team placed in new positions. I have programmers, designers, artists, QA staff and a producer to get placed in new roles and will do my best to do so quickly. Additionally, I’m now open to new opportunities myself since I will also be out of a job.
This is absolutely terrible. FFG makes some of the best board games and tabletop games out there, and the people they have with them are top notch in their field. I don’t know how much publicity this will get outside of tabletop circles, but I’m blown away that this happened.
Here’s another link to the news: