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Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go.


At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer's Halifax studio.

According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England.

"With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, Elite: Dangerous and Coaster Park Tycoon, Frontier is re-focusing its development activities in Cambridge where the expertise in these franchises lies," the company said.

It almost sounds like the second studio may have had a third IP in the works, which has been cancelled, doesn't it?

Frontier hasn't said anything about shuttering the Halifax studio entirely, but Gamasutra's sources say it's on the way out.

All the best to staff affected by the lay-offs.

Elite: Dangerous launched at the end of December but is still in active development. Frontier is now also working on Coaster Park Tycoon.

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