More Layoffs Hit Mythic Entertainment

After several staffers were let go two weeks ago, Mythic VP Mark Jacobs revealed on the “Warhammer Online” website today that the company is once again reducing its staff.


On the official “Warhammer Online” website today, Mythic VP Mark Jacobs wrote that the company is “resizing the team to move from a pre-launch to a post-launch size.”

He also explained, “Demand for a large QA and play-testing staff also falls after launch. As a result, we saw a staff reduction which is in line with the company-wide initiative.”

According to Joystiq, the staff reduction is much deeper than the one that affected 21 people two weeks ago; as of now, the estimates are anywhere between 60 and 130 people who have been let go.

Just last week, Mythic announced its first live expansion for “Warhammer Online.” Tomorrow, the game will launch in Russia, and this weekend, Mythic will have a large presence at New York Comic Con with its own panel. Yesterday, EA announced that the game had 300,000 subscribers, down from the 500,000 at launch.

Despite the staff shake-up, Jacobs said, “We remain fully committed to creating and delivering the best WAR experience… At Mythic, we’re committed to maintaining the trust of WAR players – we’re going to deliver the content and service that keeps you playing.”

For his full statement, click here. Our best wishes to those at Mythic who lost their jobs.

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