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Layoffs at Sony’s Zipper Interactive

A number of staff have lost their jobs at Sony Computer Entertainment studio Zipper Interactive. It has not been confirmed how many have departed the studio, which made MAG and the SOCOM games, reports Kotaku. Approached for a comment by the website, a Sony spokesperson said the layoffs were a …

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Job losses at Crytek Budapest

Over thirty staff at Crytek Budapest will be made redundant after E3, according to reports. It is said that nine people have already lost their jobs at the Hungarian dev outfit. Avni Yerli, co-founder of the Crysis 2 company, confirmed to Gamasutra that the Budapest studio is getting a new …

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Rumours of big job cuts at SOE

Sony Online Entertainment has closed down three of its studios and made sweeping redundancies across the company, according to unsubstantiated rumours. News site Kotaku claims the firm has closed studios in Seattle, Arizona and Denver. The website claimed that nearly one-third” of Sony Online Entertainment had been axed across the …

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Rumours of more job cuts at Disney

As many as 80 workers at Disney Interactive have been made redundant, reports suggest. Disney will not specify how many jobs it has cut from its business, though a statement sent to PaidContent confirmed targeted” layoffs as part of setting a strategic direction for future success in digital media.” It …

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14 jobs lost at THQ Australia

THQ Studio Australia has cut 14 jobs from its internal art department, without options to apply for further roles within the company. As noted by GI.biz, these new cuts leave the studio at a headcount of around 60. Its previous focus on licensed titles may leave it in a precarious …

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Up to 35 jobs lost at Harmonix

As many as 35 staff at newly independent developer Harmonix have been made redundant, reports have claimed. News site Joystiq understands that around 12 – 15 percent of the studio’s approximately 240-person staff has been affected” by a restructuring operation. A Harmonix spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the number of people affected, …

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Axe swings at Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive has confirmed that it has axed a number of positions at its Disney Interactive Studios division. Though the numbers remain unclassified, it is rumoured that as many as half of the 700 employees have been made redundant. "As part of setting a strategic direction for future success in …

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Jobs lost at Ubisoft Reflections

As many as 19 staff at Newcastle-based Ubisoft Reflections could be leaving the firm as part of a wider restructuring, Ubisoft has confirmed. This number includes several members of the studio’s senior development team. According to a Develop source at the company, currently working on Driver: San Francisco, staff were …

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Layoffs at LucasArts and Budcat

It was by all accounts a Black Tuesday for games development yesterday as job cuts were confirmed at two studios and one of the industry’s most respected developers faced up to a very uncertain future. Though the numbers are yet to be reported, LucasArts has confirmed a minor adjustment in …

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Bizarre Creations in the balance

In news that continues to emerge tonight, it appears as if Activision is to close the doors of UK developer Bizarre Creations. Around 200 jobs could be lost in the process. Bizarre is best known for creating Microsoft’s successful Project Gotham Racing series, though its gaming heritage began far earlier; …

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