Although not yet confirmed, a Develop source has reported that Rebellion have axed 20 staff from its Oxford studio –- the studio responsible for the chart-topping Aliens vs Predator.
It is presumed that Rebellion’s Derby Studio, previously Core Design — of Tomb Raider fame — has been closed down after putting all the staff on consultancy. The Derby studio most recently produced Rogue Warrior and Shellshock 2.
Two weeks ago, Rebellion co-founder and CEO Jason Kinglsey told Develop, “It’s quite likely that the Derby studio won’t be kept intact in the way it did, but that individual consultancy period is not over yet.”
“No-one has stepped up to buy Derby as a going concern. We would obviously like someone to, but no one has done so as yet.”