THQ Inc. announced a restructuring of the company on Thursday that resulted in the lay off of more than 100 employees and a change in direction for its Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium Online MMORPG.
The massively multiplayer Warhammer 40K: Dark Millenium will drop the “Online” part of its name and will now be developed as a single-player experience. Due to the rescoping of the title, 79 employees at Vigil Studios in Austin, Texas were let go along with 39 employees at Relic Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.
According to THQ, Vigil is still on track to release Darksiders 2 this Summer and Relic Studios will continue to focus on Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.
This is the latest setback for THQ which exited the kids game market and laid off 240 employees earlier this year after disappointing sales with its uDraw tablet. The company also killed off the Red Faction franchise.
THQ still expects to have around 1,000 employees after the latest cuts to its workforce.
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