Aliens vs. Predator developer Rebellion has confirmed the rumored layoffs at their Oxford HQ. The actual number is not known, but the 20-or-so rumored by Develop is apparently “nowhere near” the truth. “A few staff in junior positions” seem to have taken the hit of the corporate restructure going on at the studio.
The developer’s Derby offices — formerly Eidos-owned Core Design responsible for the original Tomb Raider — are in fact closing down altogether however. The studio, who last worked on Rogue Warrior, took part of a restructuring last January that suggested the staff would hopefully be moving to the Oxford or Runcorn offices. Whether or not this happened is still unclear.