Friday, 16 July 2010

Red Dead Redemption Developer Axes Staff

Rockstar San Diego has confirmed that they have made staff cuts at the studio after reports that 40 employees have been let go from the company. Studio boss Steve Martin had this to say on the matter:
"As is typical with game development, our team sizes have always fluctuated over the course of the development cycle. As Rockstar San Diego transitions from the launch of Red Dead Redemption onto future projects, we are realigning our resources in order to continue to develop games as effectively as possible."

"We are ensuring that all employees who are affected by these changes are being treated with care,” "While we have no announcements to make regarding a sequel to Red Dead Redemption, the team here are hard at work on the development of downloadable content for the game."
Although this is somewhat surprising given how well the game has performed since release several factors can be considered as the causes of the cuts made to staff numbers at Rockstar San Diego. Our well wishes go out to those affected and we wish them the best wherever they land.

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