Take-Two cuts staff from Mafia dev

2K Czech, the developer behind last year’s Mafia II, has let go of a total of 40 staff, publisher Take-Two has confirmed (via Develop). A role reduction has also been put in place, though it only affects around 10 staff.

This impacts roughly a quarter of the 200-strong team, then. Take-Two insists that this won’t hurt the company, however.

“This will result in the elimination of approximately 40 positions and primarily impact the 2K Czech studio in Brno. While this was a difficult decision, we believe it will benefit the studio in the long term. Our goal to create world-class videogame titles remains unchanged,” the company said in a statement.

We haven’t heard much from the developer since their big release last year. We’re excited to see what’s next from them despite these cuts.