Realtime Worlds re-hires some MyWorld staff

Mere days after laying off most its workforce, entering administration and courting potential buyers, APB developer Realtime Worlds has been able to hire back some of the staff it had working on the recently revealed Project: MyWorld.

Administrators from Begbies Traynor — business rescue and restructuring specialist — say the studio was able to welcome back 23 of the formerly 60-strong MyWorld team.

Explains joint administrator Ken Pattullo: “As a smaller entity MyWorld is attracting considerable interest from potential buyers and 23 members of the team who had been working on the project clearly add value to it as a standalone business, hence the fact we have been able to offer a limited number of those jobs back.”

RTW previously announed that there has been interest in the studio from “both sides of the Atlantic.”

In the meanwhile, those laid off have seen interest from other studios, including UK-based Operation Flashpoint and Dirt developer Codemasters which held recruitment drives this Tuesday and Wednesday.