Realtime Worlds cut jobs post APB launch

Wednesday, 7 July 2010 22:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Realtime Worlds has announced a restructure of its workforce following the release of All Points Bulletin.

According to a report on Develop, a small number of staff will be made redundant, and an unnamed project in the works is to be downscaled.

Despite a mediocre reception from critics, the firm said APB had “a very smooth launch”, with studio head Dave Jones chalking the reviews up to “too high of expectations”.

“We now have to focus our efforts and resources on running APB as a 24/7 online live operation, creating new content and services for the future and ensuring the best possible experience for the players,” said RTW CEO Gary Dale, adding that the firm will still be hiring post-release support for the MMO.

The report didn’t confirm whether the folks made redundant were temporary employees or not; it’s regular practice to drop short-term staff once a game has shipped and extras are no longer needed.

We’ll ask.

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