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Layoffs Strike Starbreeze

Starbreeze Studios is cutting 25 jobs, reports GamesIndustry.biz (registration required), saying they follow the completion of the Swedish developer's Syndicate shooter for EA. They also note that Peter Tornquist will resign from Starbreeze's board with no replacement planned. "It is sad that we are forced to make staff cutbacks affecting employees," says Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark. "But we have to reduce staff after the final delivery of the Syndicate."

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9. Re: Layoffs Strike Starbreeze Feb 18, 2012, 01:23 Jerykk
 
Wildone wrote on Feb 18, 2012, 01:13:
Its not right, and like I said its not in a publishers interest to do this really, they develop the game and gain shared knowledge as a team as well as working together, its all lost when they scatter people to the wind. I can understand if the game does poorly..but its not even out yet?! Do they expect it to suck off the bat? In which case its the management who should get fired for green lighting a shitty project to start with. And btw the trailers have been interesting..I dont think its gonna suck that bad.

This doesn't really have anything to do with the publisher. EA simply funded the game. They didn't manage the hiring process. When you see layoffs like this, it means the developer didn't have enough other projects lined up to support the extra staff hired for their previous game and they can't afford to keep paying them for just sitting around doing nothing.
 
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