Perfect World Entertainment, the prolific publisher of online games such as Neverwinter, Star Trek Online and Gigantic has just laid off under 30 employees. The confirmation comes directly from the studio to Massively OP:
“This week, Perfect World Entertainment did experience a reduction in staff of under 30 employees. Perfect World employs thousands of people from all over the world and decisions like this are always difficult. However, we are incredibly grateful for the contributions of those individuals impacted and will do our best to help each of them through this transition. This reduction in workforce will not impact any of the games published by Perfect World Entertainment.”
As the statement says, Perfect World’s games shouldn’t be impacted. We somehow believe them, considering that one of its internal studios, Cryptic Studios, has just tweeted that it is hiring:
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) February 3, 2017
Best of luck to those who were laid off.