Ghost Recon: Commander cancelled, staff laid off

Ghost Recon: Commander, an isometric Facebook tactics game from industry heavyweights John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite, has been scuttled. As a result, developer Loot Drop laid off the staff behind the game. The title connected with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and even won an award recently, but apparently failed to gain a sustainable audience.

A note on Facebook (via PC Gamer) announced the cancellation, and asked for help from fellow studios to find work for their displaced employees. "Today, Ghost Recon Commander was cancelled," it reads. "As a result, we laid off a team of awesome developers. If you have openings, especially in SF, ping me, or add your info after this post. Coders, artists, amazing assistant designer, and awesome QA guy." The game recently received a runner-up Golden Joystick award.

Ghost Recon Commander is still playable as a beta, but this news would seem to indicate that it won't receive further development efforts. Loot Drop's next project was set to be a Kickstarter-funded old-school RPG called Shaker, but it too was scrapped recently.