Warner Bros confirms Turbine layoffs

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Yet more layoffs have been announced in the games industry, this time to Boston-based MMO developer Turbine Inc. The company, best known for the free-to-play games D&D Online and Lord of the Rings Online, had an undisclosed staff reduction confirmed by Warner Bros Interactive.

The news first broke when a Boston jobs recruiter tweeted with reference to layoffs at Turbine today. A spokesperson later confirmed the layoffs to The Boston Globe (via The Escapist).

"As part of the continual review of our business operations and fluctuating market conditions, we have had to make reductions in our Turbine workforce," said spokeswoman Remi Sklar in a statement. "The group continues to remain an integral part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment."

Before the layoffs, Turbine boasted more than 400 employees. It's unknown how many were affected by the layoffs and how large the studio remains now.

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