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 Lord of the Rings Online  dev Turbine hit with layoffs
Lord of the Rings Online dev Turbine hit with layoffs
February 12, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

February 12, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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A number of employees at The Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine lost their jobs today, though it's not clear how many people were affected or how this affects the studio's future operations.

A representative of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Turbine's parent company, confirmed the news to Gamasutra and issued the following statement:

"As part of our normal business process, we’re routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company. Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions."

"These are always tough decisions, which we don’t approach lightly, but it’s crucial that Turbine is structured in a way that reflects the current and coming marketplace."

Gamasutra is reaching out to find out how many people were affected and how this affects Turbine's current operations, including work on the studio's upcoming MOBA Infinite Crisis.

If you have any further information about this news or were affected and want to share your story, please contact us via news@gamasutra.com.


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Rodolfo Rosini
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As part of our normal business process, we’re routinely looking at the strategic use of euphemisms in our company.

greg labuz
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LONG LIVE ASHERONS CALL!!!!!

BEST GAME EVER

Jim Thompson
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WB sure knows how to put the clamps down on info.

They win my award for most evil corporate parent of a gaming subsidiary.

Bob Satori
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Turbine were a pretty smart bunch back in the day, recovering control of their first MMO from Microsoft after winning their independence and keeping that game alive to this day. Hopefully they've also been smart in their dealings with Waner Bros., and these layoffs won't be too terrible a blow to their core team.


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