Yesterday news broke about a round of layoffs at Take-Two Interactive's 2K Marin studio. The publisher confirmed that it underwent "staff reductions" at the studio behind The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but now reports are emerging that the staff was effectively reduced to zero.
Sources tell Rock Paper Shotgun that the studio is "essentially" shut down. Take-Two reportedly moved some staff over to Rod Fergusson's new Bay Area 2K studio, but insiders say it's debatable how many employees retained their jobs that way. One source said 2K Marin employees would have had "preferential treatment" when seeking jobs at the new studio, but another suggested few benefited from it.
"A couple of weeks ago, the new 2K team in Novato (the one Rod Fergusson is leading) interviewed and made offers to a small number of 2K Marin team members," a source told the site. "I don't know exactly how many, but it wasn't a lot. It sounds like everyone who was not offered a position on that team was let go today."
A source speaking to Polygon said that they were "100 percent sure" that the studio was effectively closed.
We will have more on this story as it develops.