Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 29, 2016
arrowPress Releases
September 29, 2016
PR Newswire
View All

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Report: IO Interactive Makes Round Of Layoffs
Report: IO Interactive Makes Round Of Layoffs
March 29, 2010 | By Kris Graft

March 29, 2010 | By Kris Graft
More: Console/PC

Square Enix-owned Hitman and Kane & Lynch: Dead Men developer IO Interactive last week laid off 35 employees, according to Danish reports.

The layoff report comes as the studio continues work on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, due later this year.

"We are sorry to have to say goodbye to employees, but it is a natural process when working in a project[-based] organization," Niels Jorgensen, general manager at IO Interactive said on Danish website ComputerWorld.

The report said that prior to the layoffs, IO's headcount stood at 200 employees. Jorgensen acknowledged that the firings happened last Thursday, but would not corroborate the number of people fired. Gamasutra has contacted Square Enix to confirm.

IO Interactive was founded in 1998 and was acquired by Eidos in 2004. Square Enix then acquired Eidos in 2009.

IO Interactive's most successful franchise is the Hitman series, which was converted to a 2007 film starring a bald Timothy Olyphant.

Related Jobs

Digital Extremes
Digital Extremes — Costa Mesa, California, United States

PR Manager
Idol Minds
Idol Minds — Westminster, Colorado, United States

Character Artist - Cinematics
Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — 90292, California, United States

VFX Artist
Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States

UI/UX Artist

Loading Comments

loader image