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Perfect World Entertainment Offers Statement on Motiga Layoffs

MMO Fallout has received an official statement from Perfect World Entertainment following reported layoffs at Gigantic developer Motiga, confirming that a team will remain on board and continue development of future content. In addition, the closure of the Seattle office at Runic Games is unrelated to the layoffs at Motiga. The statement in its entirety is below.

“Following the news that Motiga has reduced the staff of its studio, Perfect World Entertainment can confirm that as the publisher of Gigantic, the game will continue to be available on our platforms. A core team of developers remains at Motiga, who will work with us to support the game and its players, including moving full steam ahead with the upcoming November update and future content. We cannot thank everyone enough for their contributions in making Gigantic the outstanding experience it is today.

Perfect World Entertainment recently closed the Seattle office of Runic Games as part of the company’s continued strategy to focus on online games as a service. We’re grateful to the team for all of their hard work bringing incredible experiences like Torchlight, Torchlight II and Hob to life. Runic Games will remain a part of Perfect World Entertainment’s portfolio of studios, and its games will continue to be available to players, as we stay committed to supporting and growing Runic Games’ beloved franchises.

The staff reduction at Motiga and the closure of Runic Games Seattle were unrelated. Perfect World Entertainment stands committed to delivering the best massively multiplayer online gameplay experiences to our players.”

(Source: Perfect World Entertainment provided to MMO Fallout)

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