Some slightly surprising news about Duelyst came out the other day when on John “Joeski “Treviranus announced that he and other some members of Duelyst staff have been laid of in staffing cuts. It was also confirmed by Khronicle himself that he was also apart of the cuts. John Treviranus is most notable remember by Duelyst players for his Kotaku Interview where he talk about frustration helping improving gaming.
Many in the Duelyst community began to worry about what this means for the future of the game and in thread on reddit. Umbrella a Duelyst Dev said this about the move
“Internally this is just a shift. I had the privilege to co-design with Joseki (no formal “lead designer”) for the last year and a half, and now I’m formally lead and Wintermute is more formally a designer.
The only hole left is the one in our hearts 😥 ”
No official statement has been made by Counterplay games about the layoffs.