America's Army Devs Laid Off Following Launch (Updated)

Just one day after the launch of America's Army 3, the U.S. Army has opted to close its main Emeryville, CA-based studio in an effort to "consolidate development."

A representative for America's Army confirmed the news with Shacknews, noting that future development of the free-to-play PC military simulator will occur at the program office in Redstone Arsenal, AL. Exactly how many developers were affected is as yet unknown.

"This consolidation will allow us to gain efficiencies between our public and government applications," the representative explained. " We appreciate all the hard work that every member of the America's Army team has contributed to the project, and we look forward to delivering future America's Army game releases in the months ahead."

Update: While we still have no official word on the number of those affected by the "consolidation," an America's Army representative tells us that "some" of those from Emeryville have been asked to relocate to Redstone Arsenal and help with the "ongoing game development effort," with "about a quarter of the team" expected to do so.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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