Amazon has confirmed it has laid off "dozens" of game developers from Amazon Game Studios as part of a reorganization, and reportedly canceled some games unannounced, according to the newspaper. Koktaku.
The layoff match at the end of this week's E3 in Los Angeles, and a spokeswoman for the Amazon said Kotaku "Amazon Game Studios is reorganizing some of our teams to allow us to prioritize the development of New world, Crucible, and unexpected new projects that we are excited to reveal in the future. "
"These changes are the result of regular business planning cycles, in which we align resources with long-term evolving priorities. We work closely with all employees involved with these changes to help them find new roles within Amazon. Amazon is deeply engaged in gaming and continues to invest heavily in Amazon gaming studios, Twitch, Twitch Prime, AWS, our retail activities and other areas within Amazon. "
The company did not specify the number of people affected by the dismissal and, according to Kotaku's sources, it also canceled unannounced games.
Amazon strengthened its games division in 2014 by buying the developer Double Helix, hiring designers Kim Swift and Clint Hocking (although they left the company in 2015 and 2017), and started working on a game for PC. More recently, Amazon has completed the development of an advertised game Break away and could have started working on some kind of cloud game service,