|Report: As many as 30 staff laid off from Obsidian|
|Posted: 14.03.2012 16:49 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 1|
It seems that Obsidian Entertainment has started cutting staff, and an estimated 20-30 persons have been let go. Much of theis coming from those laid off themselves, as ex-members are tweeting about their release, while others are listing their termination from Obsidian on their LinkedIn resumes.
In one case, animator Andre Nyugen sent a to his co-workers who had been fired: "Fellow Obsidianites who were laid off today...I was lucky, but I've been on the other end of that. Your talents will take you far!"
"Another project canceled, this time for a future next-gen project and the layoffs impacted that team, plus the existing South Park team. Approximately 20-30 people from all disciplines, including one person who started yesterday, as well as one who started last week," Joystiq was allegedly told by an inside source.
Back in , Obsidian had laid off a number of staff then as well. Could it be that a round of layoffs is an annual business practice for the developer?
Obsidian is currently working on the roleplaying game South Park: The Game for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.