Activision lays off 40 at Deadpool developer

Deadpool is scheduled to come out sometime this summer, and development is winding down at High Moon Studios. Unfortunately for 40 full-time members of the dev team, that not only meant an end to their work on the game, but a pink slip as well.

Activision has acknowledges layoffs at the studio. "With the completion of development on Deadpool, we are taking a reduction in staff at High Moon Studios to better align our development talent against our slate," the company said in a statement to Joystiq. "Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."

The company said that decisions such as these are an "ongoing process" to "align its costs with its revenues." While its normal for some cuts to be made after a game finishes production, Shacknews hopes those affected find employment again soon.