More than 40 staff whacked from Mafia dev 2K Czech

Thursday, 1st September 2011 16:03 GMT By Andrew Groen

Two studios under the 2K Czech brand have been the target of a redundancy program that trimmed their staff by more than 40 developers.

According to information obtained by Develop Online, 2K has cut about 40 developers from their studio in Brno, and another studio in Prague has lost “less than ten.”

Before the layoffs, 2K Czech employed about 200 people. So the redundancies cut between 20 and 25 per cent of their work force.

“This will result in the elimination of approximately 40 positions and primarily impact the 2K Czech studio in Brno. While this was a difficult decision, we believe it will benefit the studio in the long-term,” reads a statement from 2K Czech’s parent company, Take-Two.

2K Czech was the brand behind both of the Mafia games as well as Top Spin 4 which has reportedly been selling out in the UK.



  1. TD_Monstrous69

    A cleaver headline for bad news. My heart go out to those who are now out of work because of this. Good luck to you.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. NightCrawler1970

    That what happens when you cut-up the game, in pieces and try to make more money off it… lying to the gamers about “4 difference open ending game”, but 2K changed into chinematic ending… lies about lot more of the game feature….

    The little people have to bleed(Devs) because they following orders from the higher people, just those people will have a slap on there hands, but they allot to work further and keep there jobs…

    If you’re a game-Dev, love to makes games, never join 2K, they just a bunch of fuck-ups…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @2 Why saying that ? They work on Mafia 2 as soon Mafia 1 was shiped that was like 6 years.They are doing Bioshock 1 and 2 are done pretty nice IMO they not milking it.Infinite look like solid re boot and X-Com well that was hit and miss.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. fearmonkey

    A shame…. Loved Mafia 2…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. HauntaVirus

    Mafia 2 was a solid game, I still play it. This dashed my hopes for 3.

    #5 3 years ago

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