MicrosoftLogoPhoto 06 Dec

Microsoft has closed down it studio in Victoria, Canada as part of a plan to consolidate its resources, according to the Times Colonist.

“This was not an easy decision, but one guided by our desire to centralize development in our Vancouver studios,” Microsoft said in a statement provided to the Times Colonist. “We are working closely with all employees affected by this change to identify open positions in other studios, and we remain committed to doing business in British Columbia.”

The studio was working on an unannounced project at the time of closure, however Microsoft has confirmed to Polygon that none of the projects Microsoft Studios Victoria was working on will be affected. “We did not cancel any projects rather we centralized our development efforts in BC to our Vancouver offices,” the Microsoft representative said.