Source: Staff cuts at Rebellion's Oxford HQ [Update]

Source: Staff cuts at Rebellion's Oxford HQ [Update]

By Rob Crossley

March 9th 2010 at 3:50PM

Up to 20 gone from main studio; Meanwhile troubled Derby studio presumed closed

Longstanding UK developer Rebellion has made a small number of staff at its Oxford HQ redundant, a source close to the matter has claimed.

Our source says that up to 20 Oxford-based developers could be handed their notice. [Update: A Rebellion representative has confirmed the cuts, though said the layoffs were "nowhere near" as big as twenty.]

It is also thought that Rebellion has all but confirmed the closure of its Derby studio to staff internally, which faced the axe earlier in the year, with all staff put on consultancy.

Representatives for the developer could not clarify the nature of the staff cuts at the time of going to press - although we are still seeking confirmation.

In January it was revealed that Rebellion’s Derby outfit entered a consultancy period – with staff under threat of possible redundancies.

Two weeks ago the developer's co-founder and CEO, Jason Kingsley, said that no-one has stepped up to buy the offices as a going concern.