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Nexon America hit with layoffs amid company restructuring to streamline operations

Reportedly up to one-fifth of the company's staff affected

Nexon America hit with layoffs amid company restructuring to streamline operations

Nexon America has let go of an undisclosed number of staff following restructuring at the company to "streamline operations".

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, a number of staff have taken to Twitter to state that they have been affected by the layoffs. A spokesperson for Nexon then confirmed the layoffs, and to state that they did not come as a result of the poor performance of PC title Lawbreakers.

While the company didn't give exact numbers, it stated that this has not affected a significant amount of the workforce. However, an unnamed source has claimed that up to one-fifth of the studio's staff have been affected.

Streamlining operations

Nexon said that the redundancies have come about in order to "streamline operations and reset the organisation to pursue a deeper focus on our most promising titles."

The company's main revenues come from Asia, through games such as FIFA Online 3 M and Dark Avenger 3. Titles like DomiNations and Dynasty Warriors Unleashed have propped up Western sales, but trail considerably compared to releases in Asia.

Nexon had hoped to boost North America sales with its acquisition of narrative mobile games studio Pixelberry in November 2017. It also planned to expand and localise the studio's flagship title Choices for new markets.


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