Square Enix confirms that 27 places at Eidos Montreal have been made redundant post launch of Thief, which is what "every major studio has to do sometimes" to retool for future projects. Try to re-house within studio.
They've been in touch with "several studios in Montreal" to host a career day for those laid off. Eidos Montreal continues to work on the transmedia project Deus Ex: Universe.
Thief has launched to a wide spectrum of critical responses, unlike the highly lauded Deus Ex: Human Revolution reboot. Hopefully the dismissed devs will find ample work elsewhere.
"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," a representative told . "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 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."
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Eidos Montreal downsizes after Thief, "we've let 27 people go"
05 March 2014 | By Simon Priest