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Rumour – 2K Marin struck by layoffs

Thursday, 20th October 2011 05:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Whispers say a number of staff at 2K Marin’s Canberra studio have suddenly found themselves unemployed.

Kotaku was tipped off to the layoffs by an anonymous source, who claimed 15 staff had been let go.

2K is yet to issue comment.

2K Marin is the joint American and Australian development team behind BioShock 2 and the upcoming XCOM.

If the rumours prove true, 2K Marin will join a number of localstudios affected by a sudden wave of downsizing and closures, which has brought about the end of Visceral Melbourne, Team Bondi, Blue Tongue and THQ Australia.

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  1. Maximum Payne

    And after X-Com fail it will be even more layoffs.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Fin

    @1

    Wow, X-Com is going to fail? I didn’t realise! How do you know man? Was it really that bad when you played it?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @2 But game really don’t look good with all that ”tactical” combat and squad its just trying to much.Maybe game is not going to be bad but sales are def. not going to be big.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Fin

    @3

    Oh, so you haven’t actually played it?
    Though in fairness, if there’s one thing I always get right, it’s predicting whether a game will be good or bad, and how it’ll sell despite never having played it myself.

    Have you seen Arkham City? The game really don’t look good with all that button-mashing combat and darkness its just trying to much.Maybe game is not going to be bad but sales are def. not going to be big.

    Oh wait, no, it’s going to be fucking massive.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 Hehe look I get you point but just don’t see be a hit game.
    But what do you think for example about new Syndicate game ?

    #5 3 years ago