Gearbox Entertainment conducted a round of layoffs after the announcement of its sale to Take-Two Interactive for 460 million dollars. The portal Game Developer reported this, citing social network publications of former company employees.

It is unknown how many employees of Gearbox Entertainment lost their jobs. According to former public relations manager Jennifer Locke, the cuts affected “countless” people, including herself. Former IT director Michael Musick, former director of online engagement Chris Harada, and former creative marketing manager Omar Flores also wrote about many layoffs.

Judging by the publications, a significant portion of the cuts came from Gearbox Publishing. According to Gearbox Publishing’s director of brand management, Nathaniel Wattenmaker, the publishing division has decided to close. According to Gearbox Publishing’s LinkedIn account, it employed about 100 people.

In the announcement of the sale of Gearbox Entertainment, Swedish holding company Embracer Group said that Gearbox Publishing San Francisco (also known as Perfect World Entertainment) would remain within Embracer Group and continue to operate under a different name. The fate of other Gearbox Publishing subsidiaries was not specified.

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