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Toys For Bob, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot 4, has managed to go independent

Toys For Bob, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot 4, has managed to go independent

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, from Toys for Bob.

Among the many waves of layoffs, it is difficult to predict what may happen in the future and how this situation can be stopped. However, while big companies are closing studios and laying off their employees, some good news emerges from time to time that at least slightly offsets the prevailing situation. In this case, one of the studios recently affected by layoffs Microsoft Managed to become independent: Bob's toys.

The news was published on the studio's official blog where they explained the situation regarding the future Bob's toys. written by Paul Yan And Avery LodatoTwo of the study leaders point out that this is a return to the roots Bob's toys. The studio was founded in 1989 as an independent studio, but in 1993 it became a subsidiary of Crystal dynamicsand later took possession of it Activision In 2005. Bob's toys He rose to fame with the series Skylandersand then with Spyro Trilogy Reignited And Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although the studio will not retain this intellectual property, they have commented that they are exploring collaborations with them Microsoft In the future.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, from Toys for Bob.

Unfortunately, Bob's toys He was no stranger to layoffs at games. At the beginning of the year, 86 employees lost their jobs at the studio, so the strategy of re-establishing itself as an independent studio will certainly go hand in hand with the idea of ​​preventing further layoffs. These layoffs are related to the wave of layoffs that… Microsoft Recently, it was one of the largest waves of layoffs in the industry, involving 1,900 employees X-Box And Activision Blizzard impressed.

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As a result of this separation between Bob's toys And its owners mobile platform game Team Rumble crashed It will stop receiving content. This title was released less than nine months ago, and will receive its latest update on March 4.

Meanwhile, the rest of the industry is still going through one of its worst moments, with mass layoffs at companies like… Play Station also Essam Numbers that at this time of year are close to exceeding the total in 2023.