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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/02/08)  | Pub:KingsIsle Entertainment
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UPDATE: Layoffs Part of 'Reduction in Force' Effort

Posted by Suzie Ford on May 12, 2016  | Comments

UPDATE: Layoffs Part of 'Reduction in Force' Effort - MMORPG.com

UPDATE:  We have received word from KingsIsle confirming the layoffs:

To verify, many talented employees were released as part of a reduction in force today at KingsIsle Entertainment, and we wish them the best. This coincides with a couple of unreleased mobile games being cancelled. The strategy is to refocus our efforts on our MMO games and polish our more promising mobile projects, many of which are still slated for a 2016 release. Fans of our MMOs should know that Pirate101 is soon to receive an update and will be going to Test Realm most likely next week.  Wizard101 has new content updates in the works for both Summer and Fall 2016.

At least a pair of Twitter posts are reporting that Wizard101 and Pirate101 studio KingsIsle is undergoing 'massive layoffs'. While unconfirmed at this time, we have reached out to sources at KingsIsle to find out more.

KingsIsle had massive layoffs today. I ended up in that dreaded office that gave the bad news to us. So that means I…https://t.co/Xynig8i9MW

— Jp Self (@ComicBookBeard) May 12, 2016

Well the place I worked at, Kingsisle, just exploded with mass layoffs. So right now I'm out of a job. Hope I can get something close by

— Ben Mangum? (@Mystery_Ben27) May 12, 2016

Via Gamasutra

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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