Slant Six Games Lays off Employees Temporarily - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 April 2013 / 2,457 Views

Slant Six Games has laid off a number of its employees temporarily, according to GamesIndustry International.The number of employees laid off was not disclosed, but before the lay off there were more than 60 employees. The staff that was laid off will receive benefits for 13 weeks and after that their termination will become permanent if they have not been rehired.

"This necessary measure has been taken to reduce the size of our team and to decrease interim operating costs while we continue to negotiate new business," said the company in a statement. "Temporary layoffs provide us with a time period to keep everyone's employment position open with full benefits. The intention is to reinstate all of the people affected when new projects or funding has been secured."

This is the third time the studio has done a temporary lay off. The first time was in April 2010 right after the release of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 for the PSP. All of those staff were later rehired. In June 2012 the studio laid off a quarter of its workforce, but only rehired some of them.

Slant Six Games has made a successful transition from developing console games, to mobile and free-to-play games, according to the representative.

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Bristow9091 (on 11 April 2013)

Are Slant Six owned by Sony? Just wondering since I've only ever known them for making the SOCOM games.

Persistantthug (on 12 April 2013)

Slant Six Games is third party and private. They did mostly make games for Playstation handhelds and PS3.
And to be honest, they never were really all that great at making games. Even on their best day(s), they've really only put out mediocre'ish games.
They make cell phone and tablet games now.

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Ultr (on 12 April 2013)

na they just had a deal with them for a few titles.
They also made Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

Its like every Studio that goes from Console to Mobile...

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Skrunch-a-tron (on 13 April 2013)

ZIPPER made the "official" socom games... but then they uh... died.

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