Zumba Fitness publisher said to have enacted substantial round of layoffs at Brockhampton, United Kingdom office.
Zumba Fitness publisher Majesco Entertainment has enacted a round of major staff layoffs at its Brockhampton, United Kingdom branch, GamesIndustry International reports. No official word has come from the publisher yet and inquiries to the company have not been returned.
This news follows the reported closure of Majesco's social game studio in Foxboro, Massachusetts last week. That studio reportedly employed around 13 developers, though Majesco has yet to confirm this studio closure.
Earlier this week, Majesco announced a new partnership with Disney Interactive that will see the company developing a game based on cartoon Phineas and Ferb. The project is due out in August 2013 for retail consoles and gaming portables like smartphones and tablets.
Majesco will report its fiscal fourth quarter and full year earnings Monday, January 14 where more information regarding recent developments may be discussed.
Seems like every UK games dev that's signed up with Disney has got to write one game for them before being shut down. Between Disney and Activision killing teams off, we're running out of studios over here.
I don't know how Majesco lived for this long to be honest. They seemed to favor niche titles over anything else. They also had a slew of very odd things happen like Psychonauts not selling despite being fantastic, and Advent Rising which legitimately had a lot of hype behind it turning out to be a mediocre game.
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