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Obsidian Hit With Layoffs – Next-Gen Project Axed

Posted on March 14, 2012 AT 10:12am

THE BUZZ: Obsidian Entertainment has reportedly made a number of staff members redundant and cancelled work on an unannounced next-gen project.

An anonymous tipster has told Joystiq that around ”20-30″ employees “from all disciplines” have been let go.

“Another project canceled, this time for a future next-gen project and the layoffs impacted that team, plus the existing South Park team,” the tipster claimed.

A number of LinkedIn profiles posted on the developer’s official forums add weight to the reports.

Obsidian is currently working on a South Park RPG.

EGM’s TAKE: While the developer hasn’t officially confirmed the layoffs, based on the number of updated LinkedIn profiles it appears to be true. News like this is never easy to take and we hope that those who have been let go manage to find new work quickly. Hopefully this hasn’t hindered development of the South Park game.

Source: Joystiq

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