Discord, one of the best-known video chat and instant messaging platforms in the video game sector, has confirmed that they are laying off a fraction of their workforce. This internal restructuring has been described as “complicated” by one of the company’s representatives.
A Discord representative made the following statement to GamesIndustry.
Yesterday, we made an active shift in the talent needs of our marketing department to better serve our growing business and future ambitions. As part of this, some difficult personnel decisions had to be made to meet these goals.
Discord has had a complicated 2018, after overcoming the barrier of 250 million registered users, last September they cancelled their subscription service, Discord Nitro, due to players not playing the games in the Nitro subscription.
Discord also made headlines last December when they changed the policy of percentage of profits that the developers who published their video games took on their platform, this was seen as a reaction to Steam and the Epic Games Store changing their polices around the same time.