Activision has told Kotaku that it has laid off 40 employees at its High Moon Studios. The studio had previously developed Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The layoffs have occured at the team currently developing the Deadpool video game.
"Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process," said the company in a statement to Kotaku. "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. Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."