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Rockstar Confirms Layoffs At Red Dead Redemption Studio

Rockstar confirms restructuring efforts underway:

"As is typical with game development, our team sizes have always fluctuated over the course of the development cycle. As Rockstar San Diego transitions from the launch of Red Dead Redemption onto future projects, we are realigning our resources in order to continue to develop games as effectively as possible. We are ensuring that all employees who are affected by these changes are being treated with care. While we have no announcements to make regarding a sequel to Red Dead Redemption, the team here are hard at work on the development of downloadable content for the game."

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Noami2837d ago

if this is true..why? they made alot of money of this game and its quite a fun game.

LordMarius2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Its normal, the project is finished, no need to keep the people there doing nothing

pustulio2837d ago

*Boss walks in*

Hey guys! I got good news and bad news, wich one you wanna hear first?

Uhh Good one...

You guys did a GREAT job with RDR and we are all proud!

And the bad one?

You're fired.

siyrobbo2837d ago

exactly, from what i heard about read dead developement wasnt exactly smooth, no doubt they had to hire in a lot of extra workers during crunch time leading up to release

wicko2836d ago

This is exactly it, a lot of people are actually contract based, so really this is nothing to be surprised about.

iamtehpwn2837d ago

Maybe this very same formula happened at Square Enix.

dinkeldinkse2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

That would definitely explain a lot.

MiamiACR2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Iamtehpwn if square Enix had ever made a good game, then yes it would be similar.

BattleAxe2837d ago

I wonder if they will port this game over to PC at some point...

aviator1892837d ago

If it is true, and most of these sort of rumors do ending up as being confirmed as true, then that's a little odd.
Haha, maybe Rockstar was expecting RDR to sell like crazy like their GTA series...

Oh, well. Incredible game it is anyway.

Focker-4202837d ago

They were probably the ones responsible for the PS3 port.

ECM0NEY2837d ago

this happens with every game.

HumanStark2837d ago

The game industry has to be one of the most demoralizing places anyone could ever work. Do a great job, you're out on the street.

xg-ei8ht2837d ago

Alot of the time, it's hired help isn't it?

Once project is done, they move on.

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