In another unfortunate development for gaming news, it appears that Slant Six Games is enacting a temporary layoff period. This decision was carried out in order to cut operating costs. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, possibly. Slant Six is hoping to hire most of these employees back within a year, though it is not guaranteed. Below is statement released from a Slant Six spokesman.
“We can confirm that there have been temporary layoffs at our studio today,”
“This necessary measure has been taken to reduce the size of our team and to decrease interim operating costs while we continue to negotiate new business. Temporary layoffs provide us with a time period to keep everyone’s employment position open with full benefits,”
“The intention is to reinstate all of the people affected when new projects or funding has been secured. Slant Six Games currently has multiple titles in development, and we look forward to the completion of these titles once publishing or funding partnerships can be secured.”
Slant Six did not exactly confirm the number of employees laid off. The company currently employs over sixty people, so one can imagine how much the company will get affected by any number of people being let go. For more news on this, stay tuned to GamersXtreme, and as always, “Game On!”