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Jin Uzuki
23-01-09, 04:28
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Bill Harbison, artist for Eidos-owned Rockpool Games Studio (http://www.rockpoolgames.com/), is twitting (http://twitter.com/harbonaut/status/1136008548) that the Manchester branch of Eidos will be closing. We’re filing this under “rumors” for now, but the recent Crystal Dynamics workforce cut is quite indicative of Eidos’ recovery measures, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this were true.

^ Truth, there is. VG427 picked up the rumor today (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/rumour-eidos-closing-its-machester-studio/). Eidos has apparently confirmed (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/confirmed-eidos-closes-manchester-studio/) that this is true.

DREWY
23-01-09, 10:09
Obviusly a touchy subject. Maybe if we stick to the point of the thread - which seems to be an unfortunate face of life at present - we can see if how much truth is in the story?

Jin Uzuki
23-01-09, 11:28
^ Truth, there is. VG427 picked up the rumor today (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/rumour-eidos-closing-its-machester-studio/). Eidos has apparently confirmed (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/confirmed-eidos-closes-manchester-studio/) that this is true.

Ward Dragon
23-01-09, 11:30
^ Truth, there is. VG427 picked up the rumor today (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/rumour-eidos-closing-its-machester-studio/). Eidos has apparently confirmed (http://www.videogaming247.com/2009/01/23/confirmed-eidos-closes-manchester-studio/) that this is true.

In that case, I'm sorry for the 14 people who lost their jobs. I hope they land on their feet and get picked up somewhere else :)

disneyprincess20
23-01-09, 11:34
It's a sad sign of the times, not just for Eidos but for lots of companies. I hope these people can find new jobs.

Alex Fly
23-01-09, 11:38
I'm sorry for these employees and I hope they'll find a new job soon. Good luck to them. :hug:

MattTR
23-01-09, 12:10
Very sad news.. :( My regards to those who lost their jobs.

How many studios to Eidos have, does anyone know? I know there's one in London and one in California, but all I can remember.

Ward Dragon
23-01-09, 12:13
Very sad news.. :( My regards to those who lost their jobs.

How many studios to Eidos have, does anyone know? I know there's one in London and one in California, but all I can remember.

They've also got a development studio in Montreal if I remember correctly.

Jin Uzuki
23-01-09, 12:26
^ Correct. They are the ones responsible for Deus Ex 3.

siouxsiecrux
23-01-09, 14:43
There was an Eidos in Manchester :o

My thoughts go out to those who lost their jobs.

irjudd
23-01-09, 15:26
Awe what a shame.