Baldur’s Gate 3 boss blasts publisher “greed” behind layoffs

March 21, 2024
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The director of Baldur’s Gate 3, Swen Vincke, was one of many to speak out on the recent mass layoffs within the video games industry at an industry awards show last night, blaming the job losses on corporate “greed” that had been “fucking this whole thing up for so long”.

Held as part of the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, the Independent Games Festival Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards were full of criticism for companies that had made workers redundant over the past 18 months, during what has widely been regarded as the worst period ever seen for job security in the video games industry.

“Greed has been fucking this whole thing up for so long, since I started,” Vincke said, while collecting the GDCA Best Narrative award for Baldur’s Gate 3. “I’ve been fighting publishers my entire life and I keep on seeing the same, same, same mistakes over, and over and over.

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