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id Software Layoffs Confirmed By Bethesda

Felix Kemp
Bethesda Softworks, id Software, RAGE

id Software Layoffs Confirmed By Bethesda

"Work On Future id Titles Continues Unabated"

We all feared the worst when RAGE's initial sales figures were reported, with the id Software shooter under-performing for new bosses, Bethesda Softworks. The entire industry is on a razor's edge right now, some companies teetering on the brink, others edging ever closer to salvation as an inevitable shift in the gaming landscape looms. And it appears that, while id Software will continue to operate, Bethesda has been forced to cut an unspecified number of staff from their RAGE team.

"As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio. As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go," a Bethesda statement reads. The official announcement was preempted by a poster on Neogaf who got wind of the layoffs. However, Bethesda has confirmed "work on future id titles continues unabated", with Doom 4 rumored to be next on the cards at the historical studio. [Joystiq]

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