The Red Fly Studio in Austin, Texas has confirmed that it has laid off thirty workers after “a large high-profile project” was canceled. Red Fly Studio is known as a company that develops games from the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and makes them more enjoyable on the Wii (Thor: God of Thunder, Mushroom Men, Ghostbusters: the Video Game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II).
Red Fly CEO Dan Borth spoke to Gamespot and explained, “Red Fly was in the unfortunate position of laying off around 30 people on Wednesday June 22. The reduction of staff was a response to a large high-profile project that was, to our surprise, reevaluated and then canceled. Red Fly has been an agile, passionate company from day one, and while this news was very difficult, we’ve made a concentrated effort to reinvest in ourselves and the way we want to make games. Currently, we are all very excited about our new opportunities and working diligently to make them a reality.”
It is sad to see the lay-offs of great developers. Hopefully these lay-offs will not be copied in major video game industries. What are your thoughts on this, readers?