Backbone confirms layoffs
Posted: 10.10.2012 05:15 by Comments: 0
Yesterday, rumors abounded that Backbone Entertainment had laid off a significant number of employees to remain solvent. The developer has now confirmed the layoffs.

Backbone CEO issued a statement that read, "I regret to announce a round of layoffs at Backbone Entertainment. The studio will continue to operate at a reduced size and will honor its commitments to existing partners. Due to a lower demand for conventional console development, the studio has made some difficult but necessary adjustments in both its capacity and services, with the goal of matching the changing needs of today's market.

The dedicated development staff at Backbone has put together some of the studio's best work for our partners in the upcoming fall releases, Dance Central 3 and Midway Arcade Origins. I would like to publicly thank the departing members for their incredible service to the company.

All of us at Foundation 9 are sorry to lose them and we’re here to help them to a soft landing. We wish them well in their individual pursuits."

Backbone, best known for their ports of classic arcade titles to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 as well as the Wii port of Rock Band 3, hasn't released a title since 2011, which were Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon and Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone.
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