40 full time developers were laid off from High Moon Studios, a subsidiary of Activision. This is the same studio that is behind the recent highly rated Transformers games and the upcoming Marvel Comics’ Deadpool video game. The cuts in staff happened after the studio finished work on Deadpool, according to a statement made by Activision.
“Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process. With the completion of development on Deadpool, we are taking a reduction in staff at High Moon Studios to better align our development talent against our slate. Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services.”
Here is the ridiculous and funny Marvel Comics’ Deadpool trailer that was from SDCC 2012. This trailer even features googley eyes, groping Cable, and a bikini clad woman…
Deadpool is set for a release date in Summer of 2013, for Xbox360, Playstation 3, and PC.
Official Deadpool game website