Layoffs hit Codemasters as part of “strategic realignment”

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 January 2015 16:10 GMT

Sources close to UK-studio Codemasters have said at least 30 positions are to be cut as the developer reviews various positions within the company.

Speaking with Eurogamer, the source said 50 jobs have been tagged for a 30-day review with at least 30 positions set to be cut.

The IT department which is based in Warwickshire and designers and artists working on the Grid and Dirt teams are being reviewed as well.

Another source said programmers and production staff are safe, and the Birmingham team working on the latest Formula One game are safe as well, as are employees working on the latest Dirt title at the Southham Office.

That being said, the new Dirt game has a smaller team with around 20 working on it, and an Early Access-style incentive may be offered sometime in February.

When asked for comment, Codemasters wouldn’t reveal how many employees were affected, but stated that a “small number of roles have been proposed as being at risk of redundancy.”

The full report is posted on Eurogamer through the link.

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