Backbone Entertainment has shed an undisclosed number of staff from its California-based HQ, while parent-company Foundation 9 has released a statement assuring that its upcoming projects, Dance Central 3 and Midway Arcade Originals, remain unaffected.
In a statement released to >gameinformer, confirming layoffs at Backbone, James North-Hearn CEO of parent-company, Foundation 9, wrote:
“I regret to announce a round of layoffs at Backbone Entertainment. The studio will continue to operate at a reduced size and will honor its commitments to existing partners. Due to a lower demand for conventional console development, the studio has made some difficult but necessary adjustments in both its capacity and services, with the goal of matching the changing needs of today’s market.
The dedicated development staff at Backbone has put together some of the studio’s best work for our partners in the upcoming fall releases, Dance Central 3 and Midway Arcade Origins. I would like to publicly thank the departing members for their incredible service to the company.
All of us at Foundation 9 are sorry to lose them and we’re here to help them to a soft landing. We wish them well in their individual pursuits.”