The lights are on
The developer behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has cut nearly a quarter of its total workforce today. The company says, however, this move is temporary and plans to hire back each and every employee.
“Regretfully, we can confirm that there have been some temporary layoffs at our studio," a representative said in a statement sent to Game Informer. "We must stress that these are temporary layoffs, which means we are working very hard on new business prospects so we can reinstate every single person affected.
"As an independent and close-knit studio, it is a very difficult but necessary business measure due to the current project cycle demands." Slant Six said it cut 26 staff members. The remaining 70 are working on "a collaborative game venture with a major publisher" and Strata Scavenger, a self-published arcade flight simulator due out in early 2013.
The layoffs were first reported by GameSpot.
According to Capcom's latest financial report, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has shipped 1.7 million copies worldwide as of March 31, 2012.
I would just try to get a job at a better company than wait to be hired back to a bad one.
Perhaps if they didn't make crap games they wouldn't have to fire anyone....
Layoffs are terrible, shows how tough it is to make it in the industry
There games arent very good however that really sucks for them hopefully they will get a another job quick
They are a below average developer on the very best of days. I have no idea how they are still making games.
Wow. That's unreal. First layoffs hit Sega, and now, layoffs hit these guys.
layoffs are the worst, at least it is only temporary though
Well after their last game was such a huge success i am really surprised... oh wait...
best news i've heard. I was hoping the whole company shuts down considering they've been making bad or at best mediocre games for years while other companies make awesome games (clover studios comes to mind) and get shut down very swiftly. These guys suck and don't deserve to be making games anymore.