In addition, the company confirmed to Develop that it laid off an unspecified number of junior staff at its main headquarters in Oxford. Rebellion Derby, formerly known as original Tomb Raider developer Core Design, was most recently responsible for Rogue Warrior. Rebellion Oxford, meanwhile, handled development of Aliens vs. Predator.
While word of the Derby studio closure comes as no great shock, the layoffs at Oxford are somewhat surprising as, back in January when Rebellion began to "review the need" for Derby, the company noted "recruitment is ongoing both in Oxford and in Runcorn."