Layoffs at Propaganda Games as work on Disney IP game is shut down
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Armarda of the Damned has been canceled following layoffs at development studio Propaganda Games.
Speaking to Kotaku, Disney Interactive Studios' vice president of communication Angela Emery confirmed the job cuts and project closure.
"Disney Interactive Studios confirms the cancellation of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned video game which was scheduled to be released in 2011," she said.
"As a result of this decision, Disney Interactive Studios completed a restructuring of Propaganda Games, its Vancouver, BC internal studio, affecting one of the studio's two development teams.”
An unidentified source told Kotaku that around 100 people had lost their jobs. Emery would not confirm this, but did state that the cuts have occurred in one of the studio’s two development teams.
Propaganda’s other Disney title, Tron: Evolution, will be released this December.