Layoffs At LucasArts

LucasArts has confirmed at least 85 layoffs, according to a Kotaku report.

The website reports that one developer who was laid off from the Force Unleashed II team called the layoff a “massacre” telling the site that around 60 were let go from the development side and 25 from external production and QA. Kotaku also points out that the game was said to have gone gold on Friday of last week.

Still, the company hasn’t confirmed an exact number of those laid off, but they did offer the following statement:

“LucasArts is reorganizing its teams to better address the needs of the internal studio. Unfortunately, this means adjusting staffing…LucasArts continues to be committed to creating a first-class internal studio – and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners – in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans.”

Via Kotaku