Harmonix Lays Off A “Small Number” Of Staff In Course Correction
Harmonix has confirmed that a “small number” of employees were let go today in what the Cambridge, MA-based is calling a course correction.
“We can confirm that a small number of Harmonix employees were let go today,” said Harmonix PR to Game Front. “This decision was made due to shifting staffing priorities for Harmonix’s multiple future projects.”
Layoffs are always tough to swallow, but there’s solace to be found in Harmonix continued success. The studio behind Rock Band, Dance Central, and the forthcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved has steadily grown over the last few years, and has several projects in development. Furthermore, according to Polygon, Harmonix just completed two major personnel pickups, including Zak McClendon, who was the Lead Designer on Bioshock 2, and Michelle Mangio (formerly of Turbine), who will serve as QA Director.
For any developers in the audience: the intrepid Alex Rubens has a jobs listing page up for those effected by the layoffs. Check it out and post up if you know of any openings.