It's always sad when our layoffs
tag claims another victim and, today, Australia-based Krome Studios
is the latest. The developer responsible for the PS2, PSP, Wii and DS ports of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
, and who recently wrapped up development on Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes
, has been forced to release an "undisclosed number" of its staff, Industry Gamers
Krome CEO Robert Walsh attributes the action to declining game sales industry-wide and says the company has "worked really hard to minimize the impact" on its staff. Walsh does give some of these ex-employees hope, stating that he's currently "pursuing several business opportunities which, if secured, will enable Krome to reemploy some of the staff given notice."