Further layoffs at Krome, sources claim
Thursday, 22nd April 2010 at 2:15 pm
Insiders suggest that as many as fifty are gone
More staff redundancies have taken place at Australian outfit Krome, reports suggest.
According to apparent anonymous sources, as many as fifty staff have been let go at the developer's Brisbane studio.
Develop has contacted the company's CEO, Robert Walsh, for clarification.
If true, the layoffs would follow on from the wave of staff cuts made back in November – a measure which affected three separate Krome studios situated in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Before the first wave of cuts in November, Krome had a workforce of around 400 staff.
The developer was recently revealed as the team behind the Xbox Live Game Room – Microsoft’s latest addition to its online service.
Allegations of layoffs come just weeks after the global launch of the Xbox Live Game Room.
This would seem to suggest that the layoffs have been spurred from a surplus in staff, possibly due to poor scheduling or a dry-up in publisher deals.
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