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UPDATE 2: Valve boss Gabe Newell has responded to reports of significant layoffs at the company by attempting to assure fans that any personnel changes haven’t affected its current projects.
Valve has laid off multiple employees as part of "large decisions" around the office, Gamasutra reports. The home of Steam and Half-Life allegedly terminated employees from multiple divisions, including its hardware and Android development departments.
Gamasutra said 25 employees may have been eliminated, though it was unable to confirm this number. The anonymous employees indicated the layoffs were a result of company-wide challenges rather than individual problems.
The future has otherwise seemed bright for the private company, which plans to begin producing its own gaming hardware and partner up with filmmaker J.J. Abrams. We've reached out to Valve for verification and comment on the report, and will update this story with any further information.
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