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Significant downsizing at CI Games despite profitable 2017

Studio announces layoffs along with news that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 broke one million sales

Polish developer CI Studios has "significantly downsized" its internal development team despite announcing a profitable 2017 with a forecasted revenue of €24 million

In a statement on the developer's website, CI Games confirmed it reduced its development staff down to 30 people.

"The decision to downsize the studio was the toughest decision I have taken over the past years - it is never easy to let go of friends and colleagues with whom we've worked for years - however I truly believe that it was the best way to move forward," said CEO Marek Tyminski.

"The difficulties we faced during the development and launch of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 were major lessons for us. We now believe in smaller and leaner development teams when it comes to succeeding in this very competitive industry."

Although the latest installment into the developer's flagship franchise was met with a lukewarm critical reception, it sold over million units since its launch in April 2017.

Tyminski added: "Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was the biggest title we've ever developed and published, and despite a middling media reception upon release, we have continued to work hard to improve the game, and have managed to come out relatively successful with this title."

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