In spite of raising a total of £780,632 out of a goal of £1,250,000 goal on Kickstarter with 18 days to go – game developer Frontier announced multiple layoffs today;
Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has made a number of staff redundant, Eurogamer can reveal.
Last week 14 of the 233 staff at the Cambridge-based studio were let go across a number of disciplines, including art, animation and audio.
Confirming the layoffs to Eurogamer today, Frontier managing director David Walsh said they were the result of “the changing mix of skills requirements for our current and future projects”, which, he insisted, “remain healthy”.
Eurogamer understands the affected staff were told they were being let go at 6pm on Friday 14th December – 11 days before Christmas.