Destiny's Iron Banner multiplayer event was expected to be a hardcore, no-holds-barred fracas. It's called "The Iron Banner," after all! But as it turns out, it's not as extreme as some players were hoping it'd be.
This, our third volume of game development layoff stories, shares anecdotes from people who have been corralled like cattle into HR offices, who have worked never-ending slates of 12-hour days, who have experienced studio shutdowns out of the blue.
We normally think of game ratings as little more than a useful marker of where we'll be able to buy a game, or whether or not it's suitable for children. But oh, let me tell you: ESRB literature can be so, so much more than that.