Codemasters To Lay off 80 Employees, Won’t Impact Grid 2 And F1 Games Development

Part of restructuring the development process.

Posted By | On 18th, Jan. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

According to a report by GamesIndustry, Codemasters are cutting down staff. They are going to lay off around 80 people, as Codemasters is restructuring  it’s development process.

Codemasters have released an official statement about it. You can read it below.

“As the Company realigns its operations to focus on areas of increased strategic importance and decrease resources in areas that are not delivering value for the business, the Company has proposed the restructure of certain aspects within its digital development and publishing units in line with future product strategy,” the company said in a statement.

“As a result of the proposed restructure, the Company has therefore entered into a period of collective consultation with the affected employees.”

“The restructure is not company-wide and is not anticipated to impact the development of its core console and PC titles such as GRID 2 or its annual FORMULA ONE title.”

This is indeed sad news for the people that are going to be laid off. Codemasters is made up of 500 employees so that automatically means the company is going to be lighter by almost 15%.

What do you guys think of this situation?  Do you think development of Codemaster’s popular franchises will get affected by this move? Let us know in the comments section below.

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