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Dyack ruffled by industry struggles

But sees brighter future ahead

Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has said he is concerned by the state of the games industry, having witness many lay-offs and developer failures in recent months.

He said that unemployment has rocketed in the last 18 months - although publisher Ubisoft is bucking the trend via the opening of their major new Toronto studio.

"It's been really a rough year and a half for the industry as a whole. The number of layoffs in the industry has been staggering. As an external developer it's been tough. I actually don't know anyone who's older than us any more. There used to be four or five people I knew of but I feel right now that were one of the last of the V8s," GI.biz were told by the industry veteran.

"I've talked to a lot of people and I know a lot of people who have gone out of business. Where I see some more growth for Silicon Knights in the future is I can see a very strong recruiting campaign that will say 'come back home to Ontario'. What that means for us is we're really excited because we're going to be able to come out, and the industry is going to rebound and grow, and we'll be one of probably five companies in the world that has any serious business beyond ten years."

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