According to a Kotaku report, at least 30 people have been laid off at Tony Hawk developer Robomodo, with the figure rising to 60 by the end of play yesterday.
The report also claims the Tony Hawk franchise has also been pulled from the studio by Activision, with a wrap party for the studio’s latest title, Tony Hawk: Shred, that was expected to feature Hawk was pushed back to November without notice prior to the layoffs.
Activision didn’t comment on the situation to Kotaku, but Robomodo president Josh Tsui provied a statement:
“It is always difficult to let hard-working and valued employees go. Robomodo has retained all of the company’s directors and leads, along with other staff members. All are busy working on future projects and ideas, which will become the innovative games of tomorrow. We hope to bring back some of our team as we ramp up on our next projects.”
Its next game, Tony Hawk: Shred, is due to release by the end of the month for PS3, 360 and Wii.
Good luck to those affected.