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Old 02-15-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
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Mafia III Developer Hangar 13 Hit With Layoffs


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Hangar 13, the studio responsible for 2016's Mafia III, has been hit with a wave of layoffs. Publisher 2K confirmed the news with GameSpot, though the exact scope of the "staff reductions" is unclear at this point.

"2K can confirm that there have been staff reductions at Hangar 13 in order to ensure that the studio's resources are properly aligned with its long-term development plans," a 2K spokesperson said in a statement. "These reductions will not influence 2K's ability to create and deliver its products that are currently in development. We never take these matters lightly, and are working with the affected employees to support them and explore potential opportunities throughout our organization."

The news was originally reported by Kotaku; sources speaking with the site indicated that a "large portion" of the studio's staff have been laid off. At least prior to Mafia III's release, Hangar 13's staff count was in the neighborhood of 150 people.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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God speed in finding new homes guys.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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I guess inserting your grindhouse social justice setting into a "Mafia" game didn't pay off after all.
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Odd timing for this when their last game was in 2016... which leads me to believe that the publisher didn't have faith that their upcoming game would do any better in the market place (what ever that may be)...
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