According to Bloomberg, Bungie has delayed the release of The Final Shape update for Destiny 2 to June 2024 instead of February 27. And the MMO shooter Marathon will definitely not be released before 2025. This may be due to Bungie staff cuts. Sony, which owns Bungie, is undergoing a major restructuring, and some of its subsidiary studios are being forced to cut staff.
It is currently unknown how many employees were laid off, but Forbes reports that the layoffs mainly affected the publishing department (community managers, SMM, advertising managers). There are no reports of layoffs of developers or engineers, but they are possible.
Gaming companies are making cuts in 2023 following the industry’s explosive growth during COVID. Almost every day there are reports of new layoffs, and in some cases, studio closures.