Red Fly, Wii Thor developer, hit with layoffs

By Andrew Groen
1 July 2011 17:33 GMT

The developer behind the Wii version of Thor confirmed that it has experience layoffs after the cancellation of a major project.

“Red Fly was in the unfortunate position of laying off around 30 people on Wednesday June 22,” the studio’s CEO Dan Borth said to GameSpot in an interview.

“The reduction of staff was a response to a large high-profile project that was, to our surprise, reevaluated and then canceled.” Borth gave no indication of what that project might have been.

Borth continued, saying that the studio is bouncing back from the hit, and will continue working.

“Red Fly has been an agile, passionate company from day one, and while this news was very difficult, we’ve made a concentrated effort to reinvest in ourselves and the way we want to make games.”

“Currently, we are all very excited about our new opportunities and working diligently to make them a reality,” Borth said.

Red Fly’s previous games include Mushroom Men as well as the Wii versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

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