The guys over at Silicon Knights are revealing a slightly less humane side of themselves as 26 employees have recently been laid off. According to Kotaku, those affected were staff brought in to lay the finishing touches on the first Too Human game. A statement from the company declared, “After any big game ships, there is often some attrition. To that end, Silicon Knights temporarily laid-off 26 employees today [Monday] while they ramp up on other projects. All the company’s directors and leads are still at Silicon Knights and working on its next projects.”
It would be unfair to point the judgmental finger towards Silicon Knights considering that the employees most likely knew all along that they had to leave. Silicon Knights also say that they, if possible, would be happy to take them back for future projects. “Silicon Knights is currently working on several new and exciting games that will be announced to the public in the coming months,” said President Denis Dyack as part of the statement.
“In addition to those projects, Silicon Knights continues to develop and promote other new and original ideas, which will become the innovative games of tomorrow. These 26 individuals are hard-working and valued team members that we hope to bring back as we ramp up on our future projects,” he ended.