It’s been announced by several staff on Twitter that Game Informer have laid off employees.
Notably, staff members like Imran Khan, Suriel Vasquez, and Kyle Hilliard have all remarked on the situation, with tweets from their accounts seeming to indicate that the decision came without prior warning.
Among the layoffs include West coast news editor Khan, senior associate editor Hilliard, and associate editor Vazquez. Another laid off employee posted on a private social media account that they had lost their job along with “many” others.
My position at Game Informer was eliminated today. Thank you to all the readers, the fans who have sent me nice messages over the years, my colleagues, and everyone in the industry who made me feel welcome. You all made this the best experience of my life.
— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) August 20, 2019
I was laid off from Game Informer this morning which was surprising and heartbreaking. Writing for the magazine gave me some of the best experiences of my life. I absolutely adore everyone I worked with and consider them genuine friends.
— Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) August 20, 2019
I was laid off this morning so today was my last at Game Informer. Thanks to everyone who's made this whole experience a blast over the years, let me know if you have leads on potential work, and unionize your workplace.
— Suriel (@SurielVazquez) August 20, 2019
When asked if Game Informer was shutting down, executive editor Andrew Reiner was quick to stress that it is not.
We're not shutting down.
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) August 20, 2019