TimeGate Studios, one of the developers behind the recent catastrophe Aliens: Colonial Marines, has been hit with layoffs. Twenty-five people are said to be out of a job, and the cause is reportedly a failed publishing deal. Studio president Adel Chaveleh had the following to say,
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. 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.
Before helping create Colonial Marines, TimeGate worked on various F.E.A.R. expansions and the sci-fi shooter Section 8.
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