Bungie, a popular software company that is probably responsible for a video game you’ve enjoyed sometime in the modern era is laying off staff, according to a report from Bloomberg (story HERE). Those layoffs will result in the next Destiny 2 expansion being delayed until the summer.
Fans took to social media to voice their regrets and to send well wishes to the layed off developers. So much so that Bungie began trending #1 on Monday afternoon under a negative sentiment.
NEW: Bungie laid off an undisclosed number of staff today, part of ongoing job cuts across PlayStation. The company recently delayed the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion The Final Shape to June 2024 and the new game Marathon to 2025, sources tell Bloomberg https://t.co/UiLwy28VyG pic.twitter.com/aN2BgOROj8
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) October 30, 2023
💔💔💔 Sucks to see all the messages from those laid off from Bungie today. I know a lot of responses are “hope they find a new opportunity soon,” but working at a place you’re passionate about is hard to replace. Sending love – for whatever it’s worth at a time like this. 💙 https://t.co/2gxAur3U4B
— Kazden Risk (@kazrisk) October 30, 2023
My heart is breaking for all these people laid off from Bungie.
— Justin (@JD822953) October 30, 2023
the Bungie layoffs are proof that no matter how "good" your company may seem, you always need a union to protect each other.
— Erik 🐝 (@cl0ckw0rk951) October 30, 2023
Prayers to all the #Bungie staff today.
— Tim (@Vialius) October 30, 2023
The mismanagement at Bungie right now is seriously concerning… https://t.co/OmguXce8Pb
— Tal (@ItsVoltali) October 30, 2023
Baaaaad day to be a destiny player.
Well thats my final hopes gone of the game getting good again. Old bungie wiped off the planet.
Thanks for all the memories
— Ryaaka (@rya_aka) October 30, 2023
Absolutely devastating news have hit us out of nowhere from Bungie and I am so sorry to all those affected 💜.
There's some brilliant and talented Devs/Team Members with so much experience and love for this community that is just baffling to see…
— Violet (@MissVioletShade) October 30, 2023
Just finished work… Found out about the @Bungie layoffs 😕
Oh and The Final Shape delayed until June 2024😱
Gutted for all of you who've lost your jobs, I really hope you find something soon 🤞
— Farrmark (@Farrmark) October 30, 2023
The Bungie layoffs are so fucked
From what I can tell its a Sony decision along with pushing the Final Shape release back to make their 2023 fiscal year look better and artificially inflate their '24 projections with the DLC drop
Correct me if that's wrong by all means
— 'Spooky' Metroid Facts (@MetroidFactoid) October 30, 2023
It's just so frustrating. Sony has always sucked. I always get shit for that opinion. I hope people finally start to believe it. Bungie should have known better then to sell out to them. I ranted about it on my old account and got shit for it. https://t.co/OfOrLQKSm5
— Bullet but Spooky 👻 | 🟧 🔪🔭🦈🎮 ️🌈 (@TheAbulletAway) October 30, 2023
Just now got word of the Bungie layoffs. A lot of good names are popping up. This fucking sucks man, so much talent thrown to the side like nothing. So much for the Sony deal not causing anything like this. Fucking hell.
— Astra 🌠 (@_theAstra) October 30, 2023
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