Layoffs hit Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer

Layoffs hit Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 5th 2013 at 11:38AM

Around 25 employees made redundant at Texas-based studio TimeGate

Layoffs have struck Aliens: Colonial Maries co-developer TimeGate just weeks after the game was released, the studio’s president has revealed.

Speaking to Polygon, Adel Chaveleh said the studio made the redundancies as part of its preparations for the transition to next generation consoles and new business models.

It is thought that around 25 employees have been laid off, although Chaveleh did not confirm this, with sources suggesting staff were let go after a recent failed publishing deal.

"Today, we had to make the difficult decision to let go of some great game developers," said Chaveleh.

"This is never easy, and we're doing all we can to assist those developers affected. TimeGate is preparing, as is the entire industry, for the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models. As part of this reinvention, all projects and strategic initiatives continue to move forward at the studio."

Taxed-based developer TimeGate has previously worked on titles such as F.E.A.R. and Section 8, as well as working on the controversial Aliens: Colonial Marines, which has been panned by critics since release garnering an average review rating of 48 on Metacritic.