Motiga, the developer behind free-to-play shooter MOBA game Giganti, has announced it has had to make “significant, temporary layoffs”.
Motiga CEO Chris Chung opened up about the situation and the reasoning behind the decision:
Our financial situation is such that we are unable to continue supporting the entirety of the studio at this time. Though we are in active and promising discussions with a number of potential investors, the timing for those negotiations extends beyond the resources we have to maintain the staffing required to continue development on Gigantic.
When it comes to Gigantic itself, Chung prepared players of the Beta for potential disruption:
While we intend to continue supporting Gigantic game services for as long as we are able, the reality is that a decision of this magnitude will impact all departments across the studio, an impact that will be felt by our community of beta testers as the services they depend on will operate without the key staff on hand to support those services.
Motiga recently laid off 16 members of the studio citing the delay in Gigantic’s release until 2016.