Disruptive Games Reportedly Hit With Layoffs

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**Headline:** Disruptive Games Faces New Layoffs: Director of Game Design Confirms Letting Go of “Amazing, Talented” Employees

**Subheadline:** Indie Studio Behind Diablo II: Resurrected and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Reports Staff Reductions

Disruptive Games, an independent game studio known for contributing to titles like Diablo II: Resurrected and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, reportedly underwent layoffs as announced by the studio’s Director of Game Design, Sean Stahl.

## Stahl Confirms Disruptive Games Layoffs

Stahl shared the news on LinkedIn yesterday, expressing sadness and offering support for affected colleagues. He stated that “Disruptive Games has sadly had to let go of many amazing, talented game developers.” At this moment, the studio has not released an official statement on the matter.

## Number and Reasons for Disruptive Games Layoffs Unknown

Neither Stahl nor Disruptive Games have provided information about the total number of employees affected or why the reductions were made. Other employees also reported layoffs on their LinkedIn profiles, adding to the uncertainty surrounding this situation.

## Veteran Founding Team and Recent Successes

Disruptive Games’ founding team comprises industry veterans Eric Ellis, Grant Rogers, and Jed Melnik. The studio made waves in 2020 with the successful modern adaptation of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, which garnered critical acclaim and a strong fan following. Disruptive Games worked on the game’s social services, bug fixes, and more according to their site.

## Layoffs in the Gaming Industry Persist

Disruptive Games’ layoffs come amidst a wave of staff reductions in the gaming industry. Last week, Embracer Group admitted to making 1,400 layoffs to focus on growth within their portfolio. Build a Rocket Boy and ZA/UM also recently announced layoffs.

**Will Disruptive Games Address Future Projects?**

The future of Disruptive Games’ upcoming projects remains unclear following the recent layoffs. We hope for an official statement from the studio on how this might affect their future titles.

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