International Game Developers Association calls for studio leaders to do more to protect jobs

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has called for the games industry to do more to protect developer jobs and prevent further layoffs.

Citing “more than 8,700” job losses this year alone, the IGDA said that “the gravity of this situation and its impact on the industry cannot be overstated”, and called for studio leaders to “implement sustainable measures within their organisations to avoid unnecessary layoffs”.

“Developers hold legitimate concerns regarding the stability of their careers and the industry as a whole,” the organisation said in a statement. “Talented individuals, particularly those from historically marginalised communities, may seek opportunities beyond the games industry due to the instability, leading to skill gaps and underrepresentation of various demographics.

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