The seemingly inevitable cycle of video game production has reached its most terrible moment once again with people who helped make the recently released Thief stealth title from Square/Eidos now looking for new jobs.
Square Enix has confirmed lay-offs at Eidos Montreal, the studio at which the less than whelming game was created, “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." The in a classic case of, "It's as hard for us as it is for you..." it continued:
“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 [with] 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."
Best of luck to all of them.