At least 12 employees have been laid off at NASCAR video game series and free-to-play online PC racing game Auto Club Revolution makers Eutechnyx, according to a Eurogamer report. Eutechnyx CEO Darren Jobling confirmed the news with Eurogamer and briefly explained the reason for the small reduction in staff.
"Back in 2010 we secured a £6m investment which has enabled us to take control of our own destiny," he said. "We're now developing more new IP and entering new and emerging markets. All of this requires a restructure of how we focus our efforts internally, and sadly, last week, 12 people left us as part of that restructure. We continue to employ 130 people and recruit for these new areas that we are working in."
Jobling went on to say that they will launch three new titles over the next week and will be announcing a new initiative in the Chinese market.
Eurogamer also reports that a handful of the affected staff have been loaned to Ubisoft Reflections, also based in Newcastle, England, to help with the creation of The Division.
Some within the studio are also telling Eurogamer that Eutechnyx's free-to-play racing game Auto Club Revolution isn't doing as well as the company had hoped, and there is uncertainty over the future of the NASCAR franchise and whether a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will be picked up.
Eutechnyx is also working on a Warhammer 40K-themed tower defense game called Storm of Vengeance.