These days we can barely make it through a whole week without more news of game devs losing their jobs.
This time around, it’s publisher THQ who has announced that it has culled 30 staff from its family-focused Play THQ division, responsible for the publisher’s uDraw titles.
A THQ spokesperson released the following statement about the job losses:
“Due to weaker than expected sales of the uDraw Game Tablet, we are taking a difficult but important step to reduce the number of employees that supported this brand. 30 people will be leaving the company and business unit leader Martin Good will also be leaving to pursue new opportunities outside the company. This action will allow us to reduce costs, increase efficiency and increase the focus of our organization.”
The spokesperson went on to say that the decision was taken in order to focus on “maximising the sales and profitability” of recently released titles such as WWE ’12 and Saint’s Row: The Third, as well UFC3, due out in February next year.
Source: Game Informer