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Report: Rare cuts 12 positions from art, engineering teams

Banjo and Viva Piñata studio Rare has already axed a number of positions in its art and engineering teams, GamesIndustry.biz understands. Around 12 positions have gone in both departments, and the company is also reducing the number of project leads, asking employees to reapply for positions elsewhere within the company.

Microsoft Game Studios announced on Tuesday that it intends to restructure the highly-regarded team, in order to simplify development. By adopting new business and development processes, Rare hopes to be more reactive to the wider changes hitting the Microsoft Corporation, which has led to the company shedding 5000 employees.

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GWAVE3140d ago

That sucks. RARE still has/had some of its "old school" talent. I'd hate to see them lose it.