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Microsoft – Layoffs at Lionhead

Guildford studio Lionhead has endured a further misery following the launch of its poorly received Kinect exclusive Xbox 360 game Fable: The Journey.

Parent company Microsoft confirmed it has issued redundancies to “less than ten per cent of staff”.

In a statement sent to industry publication Develop, the platform holder added:

“Following the completion of Fable: The Journey, Lionhead Studios has begun work on its next projects. As is common in the games industry, a smaller headcount is needed as projects kick-off and ramp up as full-production gets underway. At this time a small number of positions have been identified as at risk of redundancy and the affected employees were notified today…

via Xbox News: Layoffs at Lionhead – ComputerAndVideoGames.com.

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