NetDevil layoffs saved by LEGO

LEGO Group picks up studio's former staff as part of LEGO Universe transition
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Staff laid off from LEGO Universe devloper NetDevil have been picked up by the LEGO Group as the firm acquires the MMO.

The Group purchased the Warner-published MMO earlier this week, according to Joystiq. The transferred NetDevil members will continue to work on the game going forwards.

Yesterday, a significant portion of its staff reported that a significant portion of its staff have been laid off. NetDevil owner Gazillion Entertainment has claimed that less than a quarter of the LEGO Universe team was let go during this changeover.

“The transition of members of our team to the LEGO Group allows us to conclude the work-for-hire segment of NetDevil’s business and lets us expand our internally-published, free-to-play game businesses,” said Gazillion president and COO David Brevik.

“We’re proud of the LEGO Universe game that our team built, and we are certain that it has a bright future.”

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