Obsidian Lays Off Some Armored Warfare Staff, Development Partially Moves To My.Com's Russian HQ

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor December 8, 2016
Share:

armored-warfare

Gamasutra is reporting that Obsidian Entertainment has laid off some of its staff working on Armored Warfare. Additionally, publisher My.com will shift some of the Armored Warfare development to its company headquarters in Moscow, Russia.

Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart confirmed the news, saying that no other Obsidian products were affected by the layoffs. For you longtime MMOBombers, former editor-in-chief Spunkify still lists himself as "Armored Warfare Community Manager" on his Twitter. We'll let you know if that changes.

Sadly, it's not overly surprising news. Population numbers for Armored Warfare have always been low, leading to oppressively long queue times, even during prime time hours. I think the game has quality, and Obsidian's done a bang-up job to produce and market the game, but World of Tanks still seems to have a death grip on the genre. Our condolences go out to those affected by the move.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (3)

trionisshit 5 years ago
Shitty mycom with shitty pay to win games!

Curst 5 years ago
"Population numbers for Armored Warfare have always been low, leading to oppressively long queue times, even during prime time hours."
Actually that is only true for the Western servers. In Russia AW is still doing pretty good all things considered. Not as good as WoT obviously, but queues are still very short even at 5 in the morning (and nearly instanteneous during prime time). But I guess Russians alone don't give them enough profits because of how poor we are.

View 1 reply

You May Enjoy

Former CD Projekt Red Devs Are Working On A Multiplayer Online Game Set In Feudal Japan

Former CD Projekt Red Devs Are Working On A Multiplayer Online Game Set In Feudal Japan

The currently untitled project is the first from Warsaw-based indie developer Dark Passenger.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Swords Of Legends Online Update Introduces Hard Mode Demon Battlefield Raid, Bet You Didn't See That Coming!

Swords Of Legends Online Update Introduces Hard Mode Demon Battlefield Raid, Bet You Didn't See That Coming!

The more difficult version of the Demon Battlefield opens today.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Guild Wars 2's Upcoming 10th Anniversary Will Be Celebrated At Gamecom And PAX West

Guild Wars 2's Upcoming 10th Anniversary Will Be Celebrated At Gamecom And PAX West

Meet some devs, grab a drink or two, and vibe out in these two venues.

By Anthony Jones - 4 days ago
Tower Of Fantasy's August 10 Launch Will Have Changes From Recent Betas

Tower Of Fantasy's August 10 Launch Will Have Changes From Recent Betas

The devs are currently preparing everything based on feedback from two closed beta tests.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Start Your Investigation: Hearthstone's "Murder At Castle Nathria" Expansion Is Now Live

Start Your Investigation: Hearthstone's "Murder At Castle Nathria" Expansion Is Now Live

Comes with 135 new collectible cards, an "Infuse" keyword, and more.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Naraka: Bladepoint Plans To Add New Region, Weather Systems, And Other Features In August Patch

Naraka: Bladepoint Plans To Add New Region, Weather Systems, And Other Features In August Patch

The devs showcased a gameplay and cinematic trailer to hype up its release.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways