GI's reporting that Turbine's shedding staff after launching the LotRO Moria expansion, dropping a number of staff at both its Massachusetts and California studios.
"Yesterday, Turbine took steps to align our business to successfully achieve our strategic goals in the years ahead," said a spokesperson.
"As part of this transition some of our talented colleagues will not be with us going forward."
The jobs are thought to be from account management and QA. No direct figures have been listed.