Thursday, 15 July 2010

Ready At Dawn Reduces Staff Numbers

US development studio Ready At Dawn has made 13 of its staff redundant as the studio goes through a quiet period before its next development ramp-up. The news was posted on the company’s official website, where they say:
"Most days we feel privileged to do what we do. Some days not so much. Today just plain sucks."

"We've spent the majority of our time at RAD hiring the best and most talented people to join our team. Today, we had to let go of 13 of these people because we simply couldn't keep them on board while one project finishes and another ramps up. Unfortunately, these are the woes of being independent... It sucks. There are no other words for it."

"We wanted to wish the best of luck to those guys and girls who have been a part of our crew. We sincerely hope that you will all land back on your feet real soon."
Ready At Dawn formed in 2003 largely from ex-employees of Naughty Dog and Blizzard. To date they have made Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP, as well as handling the Wii port of Capcom’s cult hit Ōkami. They are currently working on God of War: Ghost of Sparta for the PSP, due toward the end of the year, and announced last year their intentions to licence middleware development programs.

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