Report: IO drops 35 staff

Monday, 29 March 2010 20:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt

kane&lynch’s reporting that’s IO’s dropped 35 staff.

“We are sorry to have to say goodbye to employees, but it is a natural process when working in a project[-based] organization,” Niels Jorgensen, general manager at the studio.

It’s unknown how many people were let go. The redundancies were made last Thursday.

The studio’s currently working on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Prior to the layoffs, IO’s headcount stood at 200 employees.

IO Interactive was founded in 1998 and acquired by Eidos in 2004.

Square Enix acquired Eidos in 2009.

Thanks, Gama.