Red 5 looks to be suffering through a round of layoffs, although the scope and reason behind the pink slips has yet to be revealed. MMORPG.com has an anonymous source that claims the layoffs are “major.”
One of the Firefall subreddit mods confirmed that there have been layoffs at the Firefall studio although he did not have any details past that.
Massively OP has reached out to Red 5 for an official comment and will update this post as new information arrives. We extend our condolences to those affected.
“The organization optimization was due to our strategy modification, which includes empowering the support to the operation in various global markets and the upcoming PS4 project. Doing so requires specific skill sets and experiences. Red 5 will continue its commitment to developing AAA games and bringing the best game experience to its audiences.
We appreciate your inquiry and interest in Red 5 Studios and Firefall as we take it worldwide on multiple platforms.”