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Layoffs Hit Valve
Filed under: VALVE

In these trying times for video game developers and publishers, it just goes to show that no one is safe; not even the giant known as Valve. Gamasutra has reported that Valve has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. Thus far, the layoffs appear to be only within Valve's hardware and Android-development departments. Thus far, it is estimated (but not confirmed) that around 25 people have lost their jobs.

There has been no official word from Valve about the number of layoffs and which departments were specifically affected. Similarly, there is no definite word on why Valve needed these layoffs, whether they were for financial reasons or just a restructuring and re-evaluation of their business.

No matter the reason, we wish all those affected good luck in finding new jobs as quickly as possible.



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Duffey Feb 13 2013, 11:48 am EST
Didnt ther person heading up their hardware department get the boot?
Terminator Feb 13 2013, 12:51 pm EST
I hate reading articles like this. Hope everyone finds a job soon.
KraGeRzR Feb 13 2013, 01:19 pm EST
I thought this was impossible. Damn.
Cheddar Feb 13 2013, 05:38 pm EST
They have an Android-development department?

Well, I have to say, that does indeed have 'extraneous asset' written all over it.

This comes off like Valve is simply mowing the lawn, because the grass has gotten too long. So to speak. Valve doesn't actually make any hardware, or games for Android. Seems to me they're cleaning house and shucking some of the more random ventures their cabal-like organization has been (apparently) casually toying with.
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