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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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Obsidian Hit With Layoffs – Next-Gen Project Axed

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

By Matthew Bennett | 03/14/2012 12:12 PM PT

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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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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89