Layoffs hit one of the Aliens: Colonial Marines development studios
By Brian Crecente on Mar 04, 2013 at 4:18p
Layoffs hit TimeGate Studios, the Houston, Texas-based studio that helped develop Aliens: Colonial Marines, today, the president of the studio confirmed to Polygon.
"Today, we had to make the difficult decision to let go of some great game developers. This is never easy, and we're doing all we can to assist those developers affected," TimeGate president Adel Chaveleh told Polygon. "TimeGate is preparing, as is the entire industry, for the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models. As part of this reinvention, all projects and strategic initiatives continue to move forward at the studio."
While Chaveleh did not detail the number of people impacted, sources tell Polygon that about 25 people were let go from the studio this morning. The sources also say the layoffs were connected to a publishing deal falling through earlier this month.
Formed in 1998, TimeGate worked with a number of large publishers and developers over the years. Their games include Section 8, FEAR Files and, most recently, helping Gearbox Software with the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Aliens: Colonial Marines' mostly negative reviews were blamed, in part, on the shared development of the game and accusations that Gearbox mishandled their leadership of the game's production.
Shortly before the game's release, Gearbox co-founder Randy Pitchford told IGN that TimeGate worked on the game about as much as Gearbox did.
Recent discussions in the Video Games forum
|Rate the last videogame you bought.||24||6 minutes ago|
|LOL: Xbox One S Requires Day One Update to Display 4K Media and Play 4K Blu Ray||73||9 minutes ago|
|I think Sony should be boycotted if they don't improve by next generation with consoles.||3||28 minutes ago|
|Five Video Game Franchises That Lost Their Way||10||42 minutes ago|
|OT: Hillary Clinton has escaped prosecution more times than El Chapo||22||52 minutes ago|
|Paul Feig´s Ghostbusters 2016 flops really hard at the box office||11||1 hour ago|
|Weekend Gaming Thread 7/29 - 7/31: Imagine something overly witty written here comically reflecting on the events of the past week.||71||1 hour ago|
|Will the NX fail as hard as the Wii U did?||1||1 hour ago|
|Your Top Ten Favorite Games?||24||1 hour ago|
|OT: Reporting junk politics threads does work||54||1 hour ago|
|This is am off topic thread that is not about politics||2||1 hour ago|
|Destiny VGF Clan v6.0||7189||1 hour ago|