Rebellion Confirms Layoffs, Derby Studio Closure

Aliens vs. Predator and Rogue Warrior developer Rebellion has decided to close its studio in Derby, following a review and restructuring period that began back in January.

In addition, the company confirmed to Develop that it laid off an unspecified number of junior staff at its main headquarters in Oxford. Rebellion Derby, formerly known as original Tomb Raider developer Core Design, was most recently responsible for Rogue Warrior. Rebellion Oxford, meanwhile, handled development of Aliens vs. Predator.

Rebellion Oxford's Aliens vs. Predator (2010) and Derby's Rogue Warrior (2009)

While word of the Derby studio closure comes as no great shock, the layoffs at Oxford are somewhat surprising as, back in January when Rebellion began to "review the need" for Derby, the company noted "recruitment is ongoing both in Oxford and in Runcorn."

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

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