LucasArts confirms layoffs

LucasArts has thinned its ranks, the company has confirmed. While not specifying the number, sources of Kotaku say an estimated 60 from development and an additional 25 from external production and QA have been let go.

“LucasArts is reorganizing its teams to better address the needs of the internal studio,” said the company in a statement. “Unfortunately, this means adjusting staffing.”

The studio’s latest game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, reportedly reached ‘gold’ status on Friday. It’s due out later this month on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and iPhone.

The PSP version was recently confirmed to be cancelled.

“LucasArts continues to be committed to creating a first-class internal studio – and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners – in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans.”

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