An anonymous tipster representing himself as an ex-Big Huge Games employee advised us to compare the studio’s current team page with a cached version and count up the missing men and women.
Neither THQ nor Big Huge have formally confirmed the layoffs, but according to the links the tipster sent, it looks like at least 45 people were lost in last week’s rumoured bloodbath. Their pictures are missing from the cached page and their bio pages have been removed. If this is the case, the staff has shrunk from 125 to 80.
I’ve emailed Big Huge’s PR, but, this doesn’t sound like the kind of thing they really want to talk about right now.