TimeGate Studios, the developer that helped make the single player portion of Aliens: Colonial Marines has confirmed it will layoff some of its staff.
Company President Adel Chaveleh told Polygon the following:
“Today, we had to make the difficult decision to let go of some great game developers. This is never easy, and we’re doing all we can to assist those developers affected,” Chaveleh said. “TimeGate is preparing, as is the entire industry, for the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models. As part of this reinvention, all projects and strategic initiatives continue to move forward at the studio.”
The exact number of employees that have been let go is undetermined at this time, but a source suggest that at least 25 people have been let go. The reason for the cuts have been as a “result of a publishing deal going belly up“.
Part of the reason could be the fact that Aliens: Colonial Marines was received so poorly as well.