Techland Shutting Down Local Publishing Arm

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Techland Shutting Down Local Publishing Arm

February 28, 2019

By: William Worrall

 
 

Techland the Polish company behind games like Dying Light and Call of Juarez has announced it's attention to shut down it's publishing branch by the end of the year. The news was first announced by Polish news site Graczpospolita who initially painted a pretty grim picture of the situation before the CEO stepped in to clarify the companies situation and reassure people that the layoffs were not a sign of poor financial health of the company as a whole. There was also some speculation that the situation may be a result of the poor performance of Dying Light: Bad Blood on Steam.

The company have said that the changes come after months of market analysis and that all employee's to be let go will be looked after with decent severance packages according to CEO of the company Paweł Marchewka. Marchewka also went on to say that this decision would in no way effect the games that the company already had in the pipeline including Dying Light 2 and that they were more focus than ever on providing players with the best AAA open-world experiences.

The plans will be completed by the end of 2019 and will solely effect the physical release of third-party software in Poland. In his statement CEO, Pawel Marchewka says this won't affect their global publishing plans, which has included publishing titles like InXile's Torments: Tides of Numenera. By the time the process is completed 13 people will be have been laid off by the company in Poland, while they were quick to reassure that the global business is still as healthy as it has ever been. The company also announced that Dying Light, one of their flagship products, is still increasing in sales despite being release 3 years ago.

What do you think about the Techland layoffs? Do they make sense in the current global gaming environment? Let us know what you think about the situation in the comments down below. 

 
 

 

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I'm Will and I'm a UK-based writer who went to film school before realizing writing was more fun than film-making. I've written for a number of gaming sites over the past few years of my writing career, including Cliqist, Gaming Respawn, and TechRaptor. I also produce videos for my own channel (Mupple) as well as Cliqists popular YouTube channel. I've covered industry events such as EGX and am hoping to break into narrative game writing in the future.

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