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Layoffs Hit Slant Six Games

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.

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