Bungie Hit With Layoffs: “Surreal thing to write”

Bungie has become the most recent PlayStation studio to experience staff layoffs. While the extent of these job reductions was not immediately clear, several former employees started sharing on social media on October 30 that they had been let go.

Sony had acquired Bungie for $3.6 billion just last year during a period of intense acquisitions in the video game industry. Besides their renowned sci-fi MMO shooter, Destiny 2, Bungie is working on the extraction shooter Marathon and another original IP. Bloomberg had previously reported that the studio was involved in an internal assessment of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us 2 multiplayer spin-off, which led to a halt in the project.

While Bungie has not made a public statement regarding the situation, employees impacted by the layoffs have begun to speak out. This morning, Liana Ruppert and Sam Bartley, both community managers from Bungie, took to X/Twitter to share that they had been let go from their positions.