WarnerBros. has 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.
At this time it is currently unclear what games this round of layoffs will effect and how many it will effect. Infinite Crisis had a very large update last month, which makes me think that is the team that is being most effected by these layoffs. Based on Turbine/WB’s track record for these sorts of layoffs, I doubt we will get any more information than the above statement.
Our thoughts go out to those at Turbine who now find themselves looking for new jobs. We wish you all the best.