Motiga, the creator of the MOBA Gigantic, has already suffered through staff layoffs as recently as December. Today, on Motiga’s blog, the announcement that further staff would be released. The layoffs are cited as temporary, with the studio apparently in conversation with potential investors.
“It is with deep heartache that Motiga announces the temporary layoff of a significant percentage of our studio today. Our financial situation is such that we are unable to continue supporting the entirety of the studio at this time. Though we are in active and promising discussions with a number of potential investors, the timing for those negotiations extends beyond the resources we have to maintain the staffing required to continue development on Gigantic.”
This is sad news. With a well received beta phase, it seemed like Gigantic was well on its way. Hopefully Motiga can get back to its feet and sort out their issues. In the meantime, you can read the full statement here.