Thief developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed a number of lay-offs at the studio.
Speaking with Kotaku, the developer confirmed it let 27 employees go today.
"It is true we've let 27 people go today, unfortunately it's something that every major studio has to do sometimes in order to ensure you have the right set up for current and future projects," read the statement.
"It's never a nice thing to do but we are genuinely trying to offer as much support as much as we can.
"We're trying to re-locate as many people as possible into other roles here or at our other studios and we've been in touch several studios in Montreal to arrange a career day for those affected by this. We're very thankful for all their hard work and we sincerely wish them well."
Eidos did not state whether the employee were temporary staffers to aid in development of Thief or if they were permanent employees.