The video game rental service, Gamefly, has laid-off 15% of its staff. It “is looking to better align itself with digital games markets.” Gamefly believes that it could operate better with a smaller work force.
Dave Hodess, CEO at GameFly, said in a prepared statement: “We recently made the difficult decision to restructure our organization to better align ourselves to the existing console and digital games markets. We studied our business and determined that we could operate with a smaller team while continuing to provide the same high level of service to our customers.”
He continued, “Aside from a greater focus in our software development efforts, we’re not making any significant changes in our console subscription or digital download businesses. GameFly remains profitable with a strong balance sheet. We would like to thank all of our employees for their continued dedication and hard work. For those that are leaving us this week, we sincerely appreciate all your efforts over the years.”
Since more and more of the gaming industry is going the digital route, it is unclear as to what type of future a gaming rental company might have.
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