id Software Faces Layoffs During Uninterrupted Game Development

The renowned developer id Software faced recent layoffs in their staff after the release of their shooter Rage, but hasn’t allegedly faced troubles in the studio nor the games in development.

After rumors surfaced, it was confirmed that Bethesda Softworks laid off some of the staff after an internal evaluation of the developer.

“As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio,” said Bethesda VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines in an official press release. “As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go.”

Despite the layoffs, Hines expanded that the studio is still hiring people to join the team, and that “development work on future id titles continues unabated.” As of now, the current id Software game publicly known to be in development is Doom 4 which was announced in mid-2008 for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 running on their latest engine id Tech 5.

Source: Giant Bomb, Gamasutra

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  • Anonymous

    after RAGE and idTech4 launching and falling well below expectations, this seemed inevitable.