Beyond the game industry's expected annual layoffs and studio closures, 2011 saw a variety of surprisingly high-profile devs shut their doors ... forever
. From Geometry Wars
/Project Gotham Racing
dev house Bizarre Creations
in the UK to LA Noire
creator Team Bondi
in Australia and even Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
devs Game Republic
in Japan, it wasn't a good year to need a stable job in game development.
has a rundown of twelve especially notable losses (including the aforementioned studios, sans Game Republic), which run the gamut of industry publishers. As it turns out, it's not one particular publisher that's especially willing to cut studios in the face of financial loss -- it's all of them
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