Take-Two Reportedly Shutting Down OlliOlli And Kerbal Space Program 2 Devs

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There have already been a record number of job cuts in the video game industry this year and it looks like this trend will unfortunately continue, with Bloomberg announcing the closure of two more studios.

According to “documentation reviewed by Bloomberg,” Take-Two Interactive Software announced the closure of its private division and London-based subsidiary Roll7 (OlliOlli, Rollerdrome) and the Kerbal 2 space program developer Intercept Games, based in Seattle.

“The first company is London-based Roll7, developer of the action game Rollerdrome, according to a memo to staff. Take-Two plans to close the studio and will offer severance deals to its staff.

“The other is Seattle-based Intercept Games, creator of the spaceflight simulation game. Kerbal 2 space program, according to a notice filed Monday with the Washington State Department of Employment Security. The notice reveals that Take-Two plans to close an office in Seattle and cut 70 jobs, roughly the number of people who worked for Intercept Games. »

According to Take-Two’s vice president of communications, Kerbal Space Program 2 will continue to receive updates.

This latest round of layoffs follows many other similar stories this year, including both large and small cases – from mass layoffs at Microsoft and Sony to project cancellations in smaller teams.

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