Eidos Montreal (the developer of the recently released Thief) has let go of 27 employees.
Square Enix gave an official statement on the bad news for the Thief developer:
Yes it is true we’ve let 27 people go today, unfortunately it’s something that every major studio has to do sometimes in order to ensure you have the right set up for current and future projects. It’s never a nice thing to do but we are genuinely trying to offer as much support as much as we can. We’re trying to re-locate as many people as possible into other roles here or at our other studios and we’ve been in touch several studios in Montreal to arrange a career day for those affected by this. We’re very thankful for all their hard work and we sincerely wish them well.
Thief was just released last week and was met with mixed to average reviews. Hopefully those that have been let go are able to get new jobs soon with other studios.