Layoffs occurring early next year, with Obsidian continuing to work on the game, in a smaller capacity

Obsidian Entertainment confirm layoffs after some Armored Warfare development is moved to Moscow

Obsidian Entertainment, developers of Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2 and Tyranny, have confirmed they’re laying off a portion of staff working on free to play title Armored Warfare, after publisher have decided to move a chunk of the development back to the company’s Moscow headquarters.

Obsidian will continue to work on the product, which entered open beta late last year, despite the shift of resources.

An Obsidian spokesperson confirmed the layoffs, which will occur early next year, to Gamasutra, also giving them this statement from Obdisian’s CEO Feargus Urquhart:

"This week we let some of our developers on Armored Warfare know that they are being laid off early next year. The publisher of Armored Warfare decided to move a portion of the development of the product to their headquarters in Moscow. We remain extremely proud of Armored Warfare and all the work we have and will continue to put into it. None of the other products at Obsidian were affected by this. We wish our people the best, and are working with them to find homes with other developers."

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