Larian publishing director on industry layoffs: “None of these companies are at risk of going bankrupt”

April 7, 2024
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Larian Studios’ publishing director, Micheal Douse, has commented on the recent wave of current industry layoffs, calling the mass redundancies “avoidable” and suggesting “none of these companies are at risk of going bankrupt”.

Talking to Game File (£) and spotted by PC Gamer, Douse didn’t hold back, stating his belief that some companies made mass layoffs because “everyone else is”.

“[The layoffs] are an avoidable fu*k-up,” Douse said. “That’s all they really are. That’s why you see one after the other. Because companies are going: ‘Well, finally. Now we can, too. We’ve wanted to do it for ages. Everyone else is. So why don’t we?’ That’s really kind of sick.

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