Team17 has confirmed that it is set for significant layoffs plus the departure of its CEO.
In a previous report by Eurogamer, it was revealed that Team17’s quality assurance department will be the one to take the brunt of the layoffs with around 50 roles possibly getting cut. By November 2023, a consultation process will be set to end. Michael Pattison, Team17’s CEO, is also expected to exit the company.
In a new statement sent by Team17 to IGN, it was confirmed that this was the case. It insisted though that its Astragon and Storytoys businesses will still be intact.
“In response to the reports concerning the departure of Michael Pattison from Team17, we can confirm we have amicably parted ways with Michael. We can also confirm that we have sadly entered into a period of consultation today within Team17 Digital, with Astragon and Storytoys remaining unaffected by the restructuring plans.”
Earlier this year, it was reported that Team17 had laid off a few employees within the internal development teams. It was revealed that further layoffs would not occur anytime soon. It seems that has changed now.
Pattison has been in Tea17 for two years already and joined in October 2021 after previously working for PlayStation.