Just a short while ago, Kotaku reported that there had been layoffs at Eidos Montreal, the developer who just wrapped up work on Thief, which only managed to garner a 5.5 from our very own Chandler Wood.
After being reached for comment, Square Enix confirmed that 27 people at Eidos Montreal had been let go so they’d have the “right set up for current and future projects,” as you can read in this statement:
Yes, it is true we’ve let 27 people go today. Unfortunately it’s something that every major studio has to do sometimes in order to ensure you have the right set up for current and future projects.
It’s never a nice thing to do, but we are genuinely trying to offer as much support as much as we can. We’re trying to re-locate as many people as possible into other roles here or at our other studios and we’ve been in touch several studios in Montreal to arrange a career day for those affected by this. We’re very thankful for all their hard work and we sincerely wish them well.
Mirroring what Square Enix said, we hope everyone affected by this is able to find new employment quickly.