Rumor: Layoffs Hit High Voltage Software
Hard times for the video game industry keep on rolling. According to a new rumor, the latest developer to face a round of layoffs is High Voltage Software, the studio behind recent Wii first-person shooter The Conduit and its upcoming sequel.
A "trusted source" has told Joystiq that between 20 and 30 employees of High Voltage Software were let go today. According the source, the final number of employees laid off "could be a lot more."
High Voltage Software has been around since 1993, with games on every platform from the Atari Jaguar to the PlayStation 2 to their recent focus on the Wii. According to Wikipedia, they currently employ over 130 people.
Whatever your feelings on The Conduit and other games from High Voltage, it's always a bummer to hear about developers losing their jobs. Here's hoping the numbers aren't too high and that those who were let go land on their feet soon.