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Rovio may cut as many as 35 jobs as it restructures animation division

Rovio may cut as many as 35 jobs as it restructures animation division

Angry Birds developer Rovio could cut as many as 35 jobs as it restructures its animation business, according to a report.

The Financial Express claims the job cuts could affect staff in the Finland office’s animation division, as well as other areas.

A loss of 35 jobs would represent around 10% of the company’s total employee headcount.

Operational changes

A spokesperson said that productions of its games or movies will not be affected by the decision.

The news comes after Rovio itself recently announced it would be making some “operational changes” to the animation division, support functions and management.

The publisher has made a number of cuts during the last few years. Mostly notably it announced in August 2015 it would be cutting as many as 260 jobs as part of restructuring its business. This came after 110 layoffs in December 2014.

The publisher is on a turnaround though, thanks to the ongoing work on Angry Birds 2, other licensed titles and the success of The Angry Birds Movie.


Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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