Bethesda Confirms Layoffs at id Software

Bethesda Softworks confirmed the rumors that an unspecified number of employees working at id Software have been let go. This news comes via a statement issued to Joystiq, which reads:

As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio. As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go.

Despite the layoffs, the statement also noted that the company is “still recruiting and hiring qualified developers” for id Software, and that “development work on future id titles continues unabated.”

So don’t worry, Doom fans. Your long-awaited sequel won’t be hindered by these layoffs. Though people hoping for a sequel to Rage may be in for some disappointment…

Are there any upcoming id titles you’re looking forward to?

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5 Comments on Bethesda Confirms Layoffs at id Software

PAL-18

On January 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I dont think anyone will be raging about no sequel for rage.

Ltenhet

On January 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

“Are there any upcoming id titles you’re looking forward to?”

Not after Carmack’s comments, being a PC Gamer I know they’ll just do the worst job possible.

Brandon James Clark

On January 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Carmack has worn out his welcome. Please leave the industry now, you’ve been irrelevant for years.

I’ve never witnesses someone so in love with their own geekness. Gawd he’s a ing .

joder666

On January 12, 2012 at 4:44 am

This is no surprise after the “rage” fiasko. Feel sorry for those who lost their job, but at least they can get a better one.

The Undertaker

On January 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

Are you sure they didn’t RAGE-quit?