"mismanagement" through so many "leader changes at its head".
They also said those bosses "did not hesitate to get rich" despite the financial strife in the company. Eden has been "extremely collaborative" with Atari until now.
A statement from a software engineer at Eden Games was sent out revealing just how ticked off the studio and all its workers are over the June bound layoffs, where 51 employees out of 80 are expected to be chopped from the roster.
The team will be holding a "symbolic" one-day strike. "Eden Games pays now for Atari mismanagement. For several years we are witnessing multiple leader changes at its head, they did not hesitate to get rich despite financial difficulties," read the statement.
"Atari does not play the game of negotiations with employee representatives on the redundancy plan measures. Employee representatives of Eden until now have been extremely collaborative, respecting the very tight deadlines of the redundancy plan.”
They hope their action will allow them to "communicate and interact with the CEO, Jim Wilson, who has never introduced himself to his employees.”
Atari has responded officially: "At this time we’re not going to comment or participate in any interviews regarding Eden and their statement to the media,” said the company. Test Drive: Unlimited 2 is the latest from Eden Games as is expected to sell 900k copies.
Eden Games blast "Atari mismanagement" over June layoffs
12 May 2011 | By Simon Priest