Obsidian lets go 30, next-gen project cancelled — report

Trouble at Obsidian; the developer has reportedly let go up to 30 employees from teams behind its South Park RPG as well as a next-gen project. The latter is said to have been canned entirely.

A Joystiq tipster originally brought the news. An Obsidian animator has since confirmed via Twitter that the layoffs did indeed take place. Several former employees have also updated their LinkedIn profiled to reflect the fact.

The next-gen project was apparently a Microsoft-published undertaking for the next Xbox codenamed “North Carolina.” A Kotaku source says it was in development for seven months before Microsoft pulled the plug.