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Glu Mobile closes Long Beach studio and cuts jobs in San Francisco

Glu Mobile closes Long Beach studio and cuts jobs in San Francisco

Glu Mobile has shut down its Long Beach studio following the decision to can its soft-launched Car Town Racing.

Glu had earlier this year threatened to shut down the studio, dependent on the performance of the game. It’s part of the company’s decision to cut up to 140 jobs as part of a restructure of its business.

Seeking Alpha reports that the Long Beach and San Francisco job losses will affect 46 employees.

Company-wide restructure

The publisher has also cut jobs at its San Francisco headquarters from its central technology, Android development and Android QA teams.

Glu’s global QA and sound design teams will now be moved to a new Global Studio Operations department overseen by company COO Eric Ludwig.

There’s also been another executive shakeup at the firm with the news that Chief Technology Officer Tim Wilson has parted ways with the company.

He has been at the publisher since 2015 following stints at EA and Gaikai (now rebanded as PlayStation Now).

Pre-tax charges as a result of the restructure at expected to cost between $1.5 million and $1.76 million.


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

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