The corporate behind Lord Of The Rings: Gollum has reportedly laid off 25 workers and can not be growing video video games in-house. As a substitute, Daedalic Leisure will focus their efforts on publishing.
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German web site Video games Wirtschaft reported the layoffs, with Daedalic confirming that 25 workers of a staff of greater than 90 individuals could be made redundant. “We worth each single member of our staff and you will need to us that the transition goes as easily as attainable. Subsequently, we are going to help our former workers to find new alternatives inside our community,” reads a press release offered to the location in German and translated by way of Google Translate.
Work has apparently additionally stopped on what would have been a sequel to The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The venture, apparently in improvement since mid-2022, was concentrating on a late 2024 launch.
Lord Of The Rings: Gollum was met with vital derision and seemingly low gross sales upon its Could launch. In our evaluate of Lord Of The Rings: Gollum, Rachel known as it “finally a really boring recreation” and “fairly wacky”. Daedalic apologized within the days after launch and pledged to repair bugs and glitches.
Most of Daedalic’s success as a developer has come from point-and-click journey video games launched within the 2010s, together with the Deponia collection. They’ve tried to department out lately with blended outcomes, releasing the retro real-time technique A Yr Of Rain and the roguelike area RPG The Lengthy Journey Dwelling, in addition to publishing indie video games like Barotrauma, Inkulinati, Warpips, and Shadow Ways. In 2022 they had been acquired by Nacon.
The just lately introduced survival spinoff Surviving Deponia is seemingly nonetheless in improvement by an out of doors studio, with Daedalic publishing.