'The Conduit' Developer High Voltage Lays Off 25

High Voltage Software--developer of The Conduit as well as its upcoming sequel Conduit 2 and the co-op horror shooter The Grinder--has laid off 25, IGN reports.

"I can confirm that High Voltage Software has reduced some of our staffing based on our current production requirements and predictions of what is needed for the remainder of 2010," a High Voltage representative told the site.

"We are sad to have to say goodbye to these employees and friends, but these changes are necessary to bring our organization to a healthy operational size."

Having been delayed due to a jump to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to the original platform of Wii, The Grinder is now targeted for October 2011. Conduit 2 is scheduled for release this fall.

From The Chatty
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    August 5, 2010 10:43 AM

    So when you read about "Company X lays off XX employees" how quickly do these folks find new jobs? Is it like every other industry where they can sometimes go months or are they typically thrown back into the mix at another developer that's currently working on a project that needs more staff? Kind of like a glorified contract employee. Just seems like the norm for game developers.

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      August 5, 2010 10:43 AM

      Yeah, pretty much normal for every developer.

      But people need something to rage about on the internet

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        August 5, 2010 11:09 AM

        kind of what i figured. it sucks losing your job and not being in a stable environment, but i guess it comes with the territory.

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      August 5, 2010 11:12 AM

      It depends if there are a lot of developers in the area. Like when Firaxis layed off a few people last month most of those guys were swamped with offers from other DC-Maryland-Virgina developers.

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      August 5, 2010 12:14 PM

      By "glorified", I guess you mean "contractor without contractor's rates"?

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