Bizarre Creations isn't the only video game developer dealing with hard times right now. Two more developers appear to have been affected by holiday layoffs, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed creator LucasArts and Guitar Hero studio Budcat Creations.
Sources close to LucasArts say the studio has gone through another round of layoffs today, but numbers were not specified. The studio was hit with as many as 85 cutbacks in September, after wrapping up development on The Force Unleashed II.
When contacted for comment, LucasArts confirmed changes in staffing, but did not provide details.
"LucasArts recently made a minor adjustment in staffing to help us better address the needs of the business," said a LucasArts rep. "We remain committed to our internal studio – and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners – in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans."
The other studio given the gift of joblessness today is Budcat Creations, according to former employees of the Iowa City-based developer. The developer of PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of many of Activision's Guitar Hero games was acquired by the publisher in 2008, shuttered today.
Activision reps have not yet responded to requests for comment.