Details are still a bit hazy, but GiantBomb.com confirmed yesterday with Bethesda that there were indeed layoffs at RAGE and Doom 4 developer id Software. Unknown at the moment is how many employees were actually let go, and/or which upcoming games (if any) will be affected. Here’s the official comment sent along to Giant Bomb by Bethesda VP of Marketing Pete Hines:
“As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio,” said VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines in an email.
“As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go, he continued. “id is still recruiting and hiring qualified developers, and development work on future id titles continues unabated.”