Harmonix Confirms Layoffs Due to 'Current Product Development Plans'

An undisclosed number of full-time Harmonix employees were laid off today, Joystiq reports. The downsizing was to bring the company "into alignment with our current product development plans." Reportedly 12-15% of the 240-person staff has been affected by the layoffs.

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Sources say this won't impact future projects or current downloadable content plans for Rock Band 3 and Dance Central. Currently, we know Harmonix is working on an unnamed 3DS game, but its other future plans are unknown.

Harmonix went independent a few moths ago, after financial losses led Viacom to sell it. A lawsuit for lost wages is still pending.