Beleaguered publisher THQ has cut some 120 employees from its game development network, as the company looks to streamline the business to ease costs.
Some 80 positions will be made redundant at Texas outfit Vigil Games, while another 40 will go at Vancouver studio Relic Entertainment.
The latest bout of sweeping redundancies mark the fifth downsize operation THQ has announced in three months.
Vigil Games is currently developing MMO title Warhammer 40k: Dark Millennium.The publisher has announced this project will be redesigned as a single-player and online multiplayer game.
As much as $50 million has been spent on the game's production. A development partner is sought to mitigate costs.