Layoffs at Airtight Games
IGN has learned that there have been 14 layoffs at Airtight Games this week.
Jim Deal of Airtight Games told IGN, "We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary restructuring. This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production. Existing projects are on schedule and Airtight Games is actively seeking partners for exciting upcoming projects."
Airtight are behind Murdered: Soul Suspect amongst other things. It's good to hear that apparently this 'restructuring' won't interfere with development but, as with any news of layoffs, it's sad to hear that 14 people lost their jobs.
A representative from Square Enix, Soul Suspect's publisher, said the following in regards to the layoffs, "Airtight Games is a valued partner of Square Enix and we hope staff affected find jobs soon. We have been assured Murdered: Soul Suspect's timeline to launch is unaffected and the core team is continuing to work towards shipping in June."
Pixel Judge wishes those affected by these layoffs the very best in their future endeavours.