Square Enix has issued a statement to Kotaku, confirming layoffs at Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics.
“We’ve made some decisions at Crystal Dynamics last week around the second project we’re working on, which has resulted in a small number of roles (roughly 12) becoming redundant as we re-scope the project,” the statement reads, in part. “This doesn’t affect the Tomb Raider development team, who as confirmed last week are well into production on a next-generation sequel.”
“We’re a close-knit team at Crystal and wouldn’t be making these changes if we didn’t feel it was absolutely necessary. We’ll help those affected as best we can and we want to thank them for their hard work and commitment.”