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.