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Fantasy Flight Games layoffs
ChristopherMD wrote: Rumor has it they just laidoff FFG's RPG department.
And Asmodee's entire customer service department. Total of about 50 people let go today. And Asmodee North America's current HR department consists of one woman who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019. Don't blame her, this kind of decision comes down from high in the organization.
Sagrilarus wrote: Where are all those people that a couple of years back said consolidation would be good for the industry? None of them seem to be in any of these threads this time.
That sounds like something the venture capitalist owners of Asmodee would say.
JoelCFC25 wrote: Sorry to hear about this, but I always figured it was a strong possibility--stripping a company for parts is a standard part of the playbook in many VC takeovers. I remember being relatively new to gaming and browsing what used to be the dizzying breadth of their range of titles. Their catalog now is downright sad compared to their heyday.
Their new corporate strategy is to do more with less. They want to sell more copies of fewer games, and ideally go mass-market like Hasbro. They also made almost everybody a salaried employee a while back, so they can make everybody work extra hours without paying extra.