'The Conduit' Developer High Voltage Lays Off 25

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 05, 2010 10:30am PDT High Voltage Software--developer of The Conduit as well as its upcoming sequel Conduit 2 and the co-op horror shooter The Grinder--has laid off 25, IGN reports.

"I can confirm that High Voltage Software has reduced some of our staffing based on our current production requirements and predictions of what is needed for the remainder of 2010," a High Voltage representative told the site.

"We are sad to have to say goodbye to these employees and friends, but these changes are necessary to bring our organization to a healthy operational size."

Having been delayed due to a jump to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to the original platform of Wii, The Grinder is now targeted for October 2011. Conduit 2 is scheduled for release this fall.

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    UNIONIZE

    that would put a lot of the publishing world in it's place. I have never worked for a developer directly but for third party support/testing. You guys got rushed to get the product out to us, we got rushed to finish any internal testing, game ships regardless of our input or concerns, we got swamped with unsolvable tech support issues and angry customers.

    I have wondered why there isn't a large technology union. with outsourcing and overworking (if your lucky enough to have work) wage disparity due to cheap labor as described below by et72, and a whole lot of other items that I am sure I am not aware of.
    now is the time.