Io Interactive drops 35 staff

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Danish developer Io Interactive has laid off 35 members of staff. The company behind Hitman, currently working on Kane & Lynch 2 Dog Days, employed around 200 people, according to local reports.

Io, formerly owned by Eidos, was transfered to Square Enix ownership last year. The company released a statement, "Every studio has to take decisions to ensure it is operating effectively as projects start up and ramp down. IO Interactive has assessed the internal and external resources needed to support its pipeline and this has led to organizational changes which will include the loss of some roles at the studio.

"We believe that this decision will make IO continue to deliver great games and add momentum to our operations. We would like to thank all employees affected for their contribution and efforts and wish them well in their future careers."

Thanks to IGN.