Techland to shut Polish publishing arm

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Dying Light developer Techland is preparing to shut its Polish publishing and distribution arm by the end of 2019.

In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka said: “After months’ worth of market analysis, we have started the process of shutting down the Polish publishing and distribution department. The process will last until the end of 2019. This only applies to third party boxed goods on the Polish market. For several years physical distribution has not been the core of our strategy, which is to develop the best AAA action open-world games.

“These changes have no impact on our global publishing plans and the development of two AAA games we are currently working on, one of them being Dying Light 2. I have personally made sure to take care of the affairs and future careers of the members of our Polish distribution department who will be leaving Techland. Severance packages they will receive are both above the industry and the Polish employment legislation standards. I would like to thank the whole team for the many years of great work together.”

Marchewka confirmed that the move will result in 13 redundancies by the end of the year, and was keen to point out that overall, Techland employs over 400 people. For more Techland-related news, keep an eye on its website.

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