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En Masse Entertainment lays off devs

Tera developer confirms cuts but will continue supporting its own games, publishing those of others

En Masse Entertainment has laid off an unspecified number of its developers. A representative of the Tera publisher confirmed the cuts to MMORPG.com recently, saying they were part of a necessary realignment.

"The gaming industry is a fast moving, ever evolving and changing business, which requires companies to occasionally reassess and realign to serve the needs of the business and its community," the representative said. "En Masse found itself in this situation, and staff reductions were part of the shift, in late March, to better position the company for the future. We're deeply sad about having to let some of our staff go, and will do our best to help them move on. We will continue our presence as a Western publisher and support our games including Tera and the upcoming Battleplans, a unique RTS hybrid which will serve as the company's first cross platform project."

En Masse was founded in 2009 as a subsidiary of Bluehole Studio, the Korean developer behind Tera. Beyond handling the free-to-play fantasy MMO, En Masse also offers its services as a specialist publisher for other developers.

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