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    Double Eleven raises £2,500 for workers as cost of living rises

    British video game developer and publisher Double Eleven, which helped develop LittleBigPlanet, Fallout 76 and other games, has given its employees a £2,500 raise. This is as the UK faces a rising cost of living as food and energy prices skyrocket in recent months.

    This was announced by the trade union IWGB, representing the interests of game developers. This is a particularly important move for the British company as many workers across all industries are on strike to raise their wages in line with inflation.

    The developers of Double Eleven reacted extremely positively to the news. Senior Game Designer Natalie Wicks writes:

    My employer has just announced a GBP 2,500 GENERAL salary increase on top of previous increases/annual increases for each employee to offset the increase in the cost of living. I’m constantly amazed at how Double Eleven manages to be so cool with our workforce.

    Quality Assurance Manager Steph McStee agrees:

    I am very proud to work for a company that truly cares about us. I hope others follow this example.

    Double Eleven is based in Middlesbrough and has around 300 employees. He previously worked on LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita, Goat Simulator for Xbox, and Rust for Xbox and PlayStation.

    Right now, it seems like Double Eleven is the only gaming company known to be raising payrolls to help out in a crisis. It is not known if workers had to put any pressure on management to achieve this, but it is likely that this is the only company that will not be involved in a new wave of strikes across the UK.

    As seen on PlayGround

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