The biggest surprise of last year's Game Awards show was arguably the reveal of Marvel's Blade by the Xbox-owned developer Arkane Lyon.

The industry has experienced some mass layoffs in recent weeks and in response to this, the game's director Dinga Bakaba has now offered some support to anyone who recently lost their job in the industry - noting in a message on social media how Arkane Lyon is currently recruiting for its new project, with more positions to come. He also noted how he's been through the same studio closure process before, which is how he ended up at Arkane.

This latest post was actually in direct response to the cancellation of the latest Deus Ex video game, which was being developed by Eidos - the Montreal, Canada-based studio that is now reportedly focused on an original franchise.

There are currently a total of 9 jobs listed on LinkedIn for Akane Studios in France, including positions such as Producer, Level Artist, Senior Animator and VFX Artist.

So far, Microsoft has shown off a teaser of this new game. And apart from this, Blade fans have also got some concept art. There's also been news this new Marvel game will be running on the Void Engine, the same one that powered games like Deathloop and Dishonored.

Are you looking forward to this new Marvel game? How are you feeling about the latest round of layoffs? Comment below.