Onrush developer suffers substantial layoffs after sport fails to achieve traction
Onrush gained over critics however that did not translate to industrial success. Because of this, a number of members of the event crew have been let go following Onrush‘s launch in June.
Eurogamer reviews substantial layoffs at Codemasters’ Cheshire, UK studio. A number of senior workers and high-ranking individuals had been let go, together with Driveclub and Onrush director Paul Rustchynsky. There isn’t any phrase as to precisely what number of staff had been laid off, however Eurogamer’s sources say that the crew was “decapitated” by the personnel adjustments.
This developer was previously a Sony subsidiary known as Evolution Studios. After Driveclub‘s underwhelming and troubled launch, Sony formally closed the studio in 2016. Shortly thereafter, Codemasters (which can be primarily based within the UK) employed again all the staff and reopened the studio underneath its personal identify.
A Codemasters consultant commented on the layoffs by saying “It’s regular course of enterprise for sport groups to evolve as initiatives launch and transfer into service, and as different new initiatives begin. As such, it is not applicable to touch upon daily motion of workers adjustments.”
For the remaining staff, it is presumed that they’re going to shift over to supporting different Codemasters initiatives. Nevertheless, Onrush will nonetheless see its promised schedule of post-release updates.
Layoffs at OnRush dev Evo, Driveclub director Rush let go [Eurogamer]