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Reports are coming from Gamasutra that THQ have had to make over 30 employees redundant across Kaos Studios and Volition. Volition is one of THQ’s largest internal studios and is currently working on a number of different games at the moment.
THQ have further confirmed that these cuts are impacting all employees, old and new. Kaos Studio’s lost 17 workers, and now 70 remain in that studio.
“Steps are being taken to ensure team members affected by the transition are treated with appropriate concern,” THQ’s statement added. “The changes are not expected to affect any current or future titles in development with Volition.”
“We have made changes to ensure that the team size aligns to the current stages of internal product development,” the statement added. The publisher said it will offer outplacement assistance to help with future employment.
This is sad news for all of those effected and is not the first time in recent months that THQ have had to make cuts. In February the studio released 14 staff from their Australian studio.