Big sales — and big layoffs. What’s roiling the video game industry?

From Global News.

A story about the daughter of a primordial evil trying to conquer humanity made more than $900 million in one week and was the company’s fastest-selling video game ever, according to the studio that made it.

And Disney just paid $2 billion to own part of the company that created ‘Fortnite’, the allegedly “addictive” video game that lets Peter Griffin fire an automatic rifle at Iron Man.

Last year was a remarkable one for the video game industry, marked by massive games and record sales.

But it was a year that also saw game studios firing thousands of employees and sometimes shedding as much as nine per cent of their workforce in one fell swoop, including in Canada.

Global’s Nathaniel Dove has the details.

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