Airtight Games lays off 14 staff

Airtight Games lays off 14 staff
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 3rd 2014 at 2:36PM

'This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production,' claims studio president

Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games has laid off 14 employees.

In a statement to IGN, studio president Jim Deal said the redundancies were part of "normal" restructuring procedures in game production.

He added current in-development titles such as Murdered: Soul Suspect were still on schedule for release despite the layoffs.

"We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary restructuring," said Deal.

"This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production. Existing projects are on schedule and Airtight Games is actively seeking partners for exciting upcoming projects."

A Square Enix spokesperson added: “Airtight Games is a valued partner of Square Enix and we hope staff affected find jobs soon. We have been assured Murdered: Soul Suspect’s timeline to launch is unaffected and the core team is continuing to work towards shipping in June.”

As well as laying off 14 staff, yesterday it was revealed that Quantum Conundrum creator Kim Swift had also left the studio to join up with Amazon.

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