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Airtight Games Cuts 14 Jobs, No Projects Affected
Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games as cut 14 jobs from its Redmond, Washington office, the studio confirmed in a statement. The studio has assured that no projects are affected by the move.
“We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary restructuring,” an Airtight spokesperson told IGN. “This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production. Existing projects are on schedule and Airtight Games is actively seeking partners for exciting upcoming projects.”
Airtight designer Kim Swift, who helped create Portal, has also left the company, but of her own volition. She has now joined Amazon Game Studios as senior designer, thus helping the company bring software to its newly announced streaming device/games console, Fire TV.
Murdered: Soul Suspect launches on June 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. It’s confirmed that the game will run in native 1080p on both the PS4 and Xbox One.
The game begins after protagonist Ronan O’Connor’s death at the hands of an unknown assailant. Players will play as O’Connor while he’s dead, and will be tasked with speaking to fellow ghosts to solve his own murder and learn more about the killer.