Rumours were floating around last night that Activision are about to lay off staff from three of its studios: Radical, Neversoft and Luxoflux, rumours that started with a tweet from 3D Realms founder George Broussard. As far as we can tell, at least some of the rumours appear to have since been confirmed by Activision.
“Activision Publishing continually evaluates its resources to ensure that they are properly matched against its product slate and strategic goals,” says the press release. “In 2010, the company’s sku count will be smaller than in 2009 driven in part, by a decrease in the number of music-based games we will be releasing.”
“We are directing our resources against the largest and most profitable business segments, and as part of this initiative, we are realigning our resources to better reflect our slate and the market opportunities.”
Rumours suggest it’s 90 staff from Radical and Neversoft to be substantially cut after the next Guitar Hero.