Raven Software suffers layoffs

In-game action of Wolfenstein

An earlier report by gaming site Shacknews claimed that the developer of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Wolfenstein has suffered a layoff of up to 56 employees. The report has now been cofirmed, as the story has been updated with an official statement from Raven Software on the subject.

"With the recent completion of both Wolverine, based on the summer blockbuster movie, and Wolfenstein, the next chapter of the famed franchise, Raven Software is slightly reducing its workforce to better reflect the studio’s upcoming slate," said the developer.

The released employees are reported to be from throughout the studio, with no specific team or project targeted. Those affected by the firings have allegedly been offered severence packages and placement support.

The developer’s statement regarding a lesser future workload most likely refers to the fact that the studio’s next scheduled release,  Singularity, won’t come until March 2010.



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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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