Another Terrible Week In Video Games, What Is Going On? | Spot On

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This week, PlayStation and EA announced devastating cuts to their workforce. PlayStation laid off 900 people and closed its London Studio. EA announced a workforce reduction of almost 700, and revealed that the upcoming Respawn Star Wars FPS game had been cancelled. Ridgeline games, the studio that was working on a new Battlefield title, has also been shut down. And this is merely the latest in a terrible 6 months for the industry that has seen thousands of developers lose their jobs.

And yet, there are some things worth celebrating. Lucy and Tam discuss another interesting trend that’s been emerging, in which developers like Remedy, Toys for Bob, and Saber Interactive are taking back control of their own destinies and properties.

Spot On is GameSpot’s weekly news show in which managing editor Tamoor Hussain and senior producer Lucy James talk about the latest game news. Given the massive video game industry’s highly dynamic and never-ending news cycle, there’s always something to talk about. Unlike most news shows, Spot On will dive deep into a single topic instead of recapping all the news. Spot On airs each Friday.