An unspecified number of positions have been eliminated at Turbine.
MMORPG developer Turbine, best known for The Lords of the Rings Online, has revealed that an unknown number of positions have been removed at the studio.
Speaking to Massively, a studio representative stated that, “As part of our normal business process, we’re routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company. Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions. These are always tough decisions, which we don’t approach lightly, but it’s crucial that Turbine is structured in a way that reflects the current and coming marketplace.”
This doesn’t say much about the future of the company or The Lord of the Rings Online which is experiencing some fairly decent success in the free to play market. How it will impact proceedings remains to be seen so stay tuned for more information. What are your thoughts on this though? Let us know in the comments.