Report: “Majority” Of 2K Marin Staff Laid Off

UPDATE: Game Front reached out to 2K Games about the layoffs, and we received the same “staff reductions” response sent to Polygon:

“We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin. While these were difficult decisions, we regularly evaluate our development efforts and have decided to reallocate creative resources. Our goal to create world-class video game titles remains unchanged.”

The 2K representative would not comment on the rumor that 2K Marin would be closing outright due to the layoffs.

Original Story:

Polygon is reporting that 2K Marin, the 2K Games studio behind Bioshock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, has been hit by substantial layoffs.

The initial source says the majority of the team is being let go, while a second source claims 2K Marin is closed.

The move comes weeks after 2K Games confirmed it would be opening a new Bay Area studio with former Epic Games and Irrational Games exec Rod Fergusson. Some 2K Marin employees are making the move over to the yet-to-be-named studio, but it sounds like the majority of the Marin staff is no longer employed by 2K Games.

2K’s comment to Polygon:

“We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin. While these were difficult decisions, we regularly evaluate our development efforts and have decided to reallocate creative resources. Our goal to create world-class video game titles remains unchanged.”

Game Front has also reached out to 2K Games for comment, and we will update as soon as more news comes in.

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