Following the fairly lukewarm reception of Brothers in Arms : Hell’s Highway (a game that was much delayed, pretty seriously bugged for more than one platform and set in a period which we’ve all shot our way through at least 4-5 times), Shacknews reports that Gearbox have laid off between 15 and 26 employees.
Originally it was suspected that the Aliens : Colonial Marines game had also disappeared down the gaming toilet, but Randy Pitchford has since gone on record to confirm the game is still alive and kicking, as is Borderlands…
But, relax, guys – Aliens isn’t canned. Also, Borderlands is shaping up to be sick and I think it’s going to turn out to be really fresh and great. But, the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. So we’re just going to have to keep our heads down and deliver.
The new mantra around Gearbox is: Quality, Focus, Performance.
Which means that until we ship our next game, none of this really matters. What needs to happen is that we need to just bring it and offer you guys a kick ass Borderlands game and a kick ass Aliens game.
If we kick ass, you’ll check it out and hopefully give us some respect. If we suck, you’ll tell us as you love to do.
Source – Shacknews