June 19, 2024

Kerbal House Program 2 developer Intercept Video games will lay off its workers on the finish of June in response to a senior group supervisor, regardless of Take-Two Interactive boss Strauss Zelnick insisting earlier this month that the studio hadn’t been shut down.

Phrase of Intercept Video games’ impending demise – and the loss 70 jobs on the studio – got here earlier this month through a decidedly official Washington state closure discover submitted by Take-Two itself, and was corroborated by affected workers on social media. Later, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier – after viewing an inner Take-Two Interactive e mail to employees – reported OlliOlli World developer Roll7 was additionally being closed down.

That did not cease Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick from later repeatedly insisting, “We did not shutter these studios.” However no matter semantic technicality Zelnick was invoking on the time, it is not one more likely to impress workers at Intercept Video games.

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Kerbal House Program 2 senior design supervisor Quinn Duffy has now posted to LinkedIn saying the Intercept group can be laid off as of twenty eighth June. “I obtained to know the designers fairly properly in my all-too-brief time there,” he continued. “These are some fantastically sensible and gifted folks and I am joyful to vouch for his or her qualities. And I can say the identical concerning the different disciplines – good of us throughout the board.”

Take-Two – maybe unsurprisingly given its refusal to acknowledge Intercept’s closure – hasn’t but commented on Kerbal House Program 2’s future. Nevertheless, hundreds of early entry purchasers have vented their frustration because the writer’s silence continues, pushing the £44.99 sport’s current Steam ranking all the way down to Overwhelmingly Adverse in mild of Intercept’s reported closure.

In April, Take-Two introduced it could be shedding 5 % of its 11,000-strong workforce – equating to round 550 folks – and cancelling a number of in-development initiatives, regardless of Zelnick saying the corporate had “no present plans” to put off employees simply weeks earlier than.