343 layoffs affected 95, including top directors

A report from Bloomberg shed light yesterday on the issues facing 343 Industries, which was significantly hit by layoffs and reportedly switched engines last year.

At least 95 staff from 343 Industries were made redundant as part of the recent Microsoft layoffs, according to internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. Contractors were only given a few days’ warning before the end of their contract, the publication added, while a dozen veterans were also let go.

This follows the departure last year of head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross, and soon after of director of engineer David Berger. Pierre Hintze became studio head in September 2022.

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