Layoffs Hit H1Z1 Publisher Daybreak Game Company

Layoffs Hit H1Z1 Publisher Daybreak Game Company

H1Z1 recently went free-to-play.

H1Z1 publisher Daybreak Game Company has announced that an unknown number of employees have been laid off from the company.

This is less than two months after the company announced that H1Z1 will be going free to play, and the same week H1Z1 Battle Royale was announced for PS4.

H1Z1 on PS4

"Daybreak remains focused on publishing and developing large-scale online games and will continue to service our existing and long-standing games and franchises," said Daybreak in a statement.

Already former employees are posting on social media the news they have been laid off and are looking for new adventures. Other game companies have reached out and the cycle of getting laid-off video game employees jobs within the industry begins again.

Daybreak has announced that it will support H1Z1 as evident by recent ventures like the H1Z1 Pro esports league which debuted in Las Vegas last week.

We will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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