June 19th, 2017

Gigantic delayed and Motiga let some staff go

Gigantic delayed and Motiga let some staff go

The  MOBA-like hero focused shooter Gigantic has been in testing for a while but developer Motiga has decided to delay the game’s release.

Motiga  announced that the launch window for the game has been pushed back to 2016. Due to this decision they have unfortunately also had to let sixteen staff.

“We’ve received lots of valuable feedback throughout our testing phases, and as we reflect on the things we must accomplish to meet the expectations we have set for ourselves, it is clear that we need to move the launch window for Gigantic into 2016.

“Unfortunately this change in schedule has meant Motiga had to make some difficult decisions this week. As a pre-revenue startup, our resources are finite. Stretching Gigantic development milestones over more time requires that we stretch those resources in the same fashion. As a result, today Motiga has had to lay off 16 employees at the studio. All impacted employees are receiving severances and job placement assistance.”

Motiga plan on sharing an updated production roadmap which will detail “the state, and direction” of the game and we assume this will appear on their site some time in the next few weeks.

Gigantic is an Xbox One and PC release, although Motiga decided to make Gigantic a Windows 10 only title which will have discouraged some PC gamers from testing, myself included.

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