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Square Enix comes clean on cuts

The CEO of Square Enix Europe has braved a number of questions surrounding the publisher’s decision to cut staff at Io Interactive, virtually close a programming department at Beautiful Game Studios, and shut down operations at Eidos Hungary. Phil Rogers sportingly took on all questions during the second half of …

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Gosen leaves Microsoft

Two years on from his return to the games industry as the head of Microsoft’s casual games movement, David Gosen is leaving the Xbox platform holder, MCV can reveal. Gosen, whose former roles include Nintendo Europe MD and I-Play CEO, is to leave his position as VP of strategic marketing …

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Activision UK to restructure

Activision has confirmed that the reshuffle at its US office will result in alterations to the structure of its UK operations, though the exact details remain unclear for now. We are realigning our structure to better reflect our slate and the market opportunities in Europe as well as directing our …

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Rebellion confirms studio closure

UK studio Rebellion has confirmed job cuts at its Oxford base, adding that its Derby studio has now closed. Back in January the company’s Derby studio entered a consultation process whereby staff were interviewed and formally warned they may face redundancy. The full story can be read on Develop.

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Job losses at Rebellion’s Oxford HQ?

Longstanding UK developer Rebellion has made a small number of staff at its Oxford HQ redundant, a source close to the matter has claimed. Our source says that up to 20 Oxford-based developers could be handed their notice. It is also thought that Rebellion has all but confirmed the closure …

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Activision ‘axes RedOctane’

Activision revealed the brutality of its latest redundancy operation over the weekend by confirming that Red Octane’s offices had closed down with substantial jobs cut. The closure of RedOctane – a studio which only a year ago appeared in excellent health – adds to a worryingly growing list of Activision …

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Codemasters denies US closure talk

Codemasters has this morning told MCV that talk of an impending closure of its US office is incorrect, though it has confirmed six job losses at its Californian operation. Consumer website IGN last night reported that Codemasters had laid off the marketing staff at its American operations and will soon …

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630 jobs to go at Namco Bandai

Namco Bandai will cut around ten per cent of its workforce in a bid to save the company $38m. Some 630 of its workers will be made redundant, the Tokyo-headquartered group said, as part of a wider measure to save the company an annual $88 million. To read the publisher’s …

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Sony Liverpool to halve head-count?

Sources at Sony’s Liverpool, UK studio say that its head-count will ultimately be reduced by about half. The news comes after the format-holder confirmed last week that the development team was to be ‘restructured’ following project cancellations. At the weekend sources told Develop that as much as 50 per cent …

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Crispy Gamer lays off editorial staff

The entire editorial staff of fledgling video games website Crispy Gamer have been laid off, it has been confirmed. Furthermore, the news was followed by the immediate departure of CEO Chris Heldman, whom Joystiq reports walked away from the company in protest at the redundancies. The collapse comes just a …

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