San Francisco-based developer Shaba Games is no more, according to a pair of tipsters who wished to remain anonymous. The developer of Spider-man: Web of Shadows is said to have been shuttered by parent company Activision today.
Sources claiming to have knowledge of the situation estimate that some 30 employees were laid off today, with one of those tipsters theorising that sluggish performance of Activision's Guitar Hero 5 was to blame. Shaba was responsible for the previously mentioned Spider-man game, ports of the Tony Hawk series and Shrek Super Slam, all for Activision.
The publisher was alleged to have made similar-sized cuts at the recently purchased 7 Studios yesterday. In other words, if you work for an acquired Activision studio, it might be wise to update your resume.
We've reached out to representatives for the publisher, but have not yet heard back.