German casual mobile game developer Wooga has let go 40 of its staff as part of internal restructuring.
The layoffs come off the back of a number of underperforming games, including the high-profile Futurama: Game of Drones, released earlier in 2016.
Wooga has also restructured into three smaller studios that will work on distinct genres of casual game: puzzle, hidden object, and casual simulation.
A new approach
The casual simulation studio will also be working on Apple Watch games, a platform that has seen impressive retention stats for Wooga already.
It’s unclear if the spun-off midcore studio Black Anvil Games is affected by the cuts, but given that its first game, Warlords, continues to be updated, it seems unlikely.