Staff cuts at UK Wolfenstein studio

Staff cuts at UK Wolfenstein studio

By Rob Crossley

August 18th 2009 at 5:52PM

Endrant Studios sees staff axed just a year after the group formed

Layoffs have been administered to some of the development force responsible for Activision’s new Wolfenstein game.

Though the game’s principal developer – the US-based Raven Software – remains unscathed from the new round of layoffs, staff at UK-based outfit Endrant Studios have been handed their notices.

Speaking to Develop, a representative for Raven Software explained that, as of now, some of the near-20 staff at Endrant are working their last week for the company.

The exact number of staff gone at Endrant remains unknown. It is said that the layoffs are part of a ‘planned down-cycle’.

Based in the UK county of Kent, Endrant Studios was contracted to work with Raven on the Wolfenstein project ever since the studio formed back in July last year.

Endrant was founded by Neil Postelthwaite and Ben Smedstad. The two are no stranger to working with Activision or id - Postelthwaite was MD of Splash Damage, which worked on Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (and others) for the two, while Smedstad was a producer at Activision.

The studio is a member of UK developer group Tiga.