Layoffs at Transformers, Deadpool dev

Activision confirms around 40 full-time High Moon employees let go following completion of Deadpool.

Activision has laid off around 40 full-time developers at Transformers and Deadpool outfit High Moon Studios. The cuts came after the team completed work on action Deadpool, according to a statement provided to Kotaku.

"Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues--this is an ongoing process. With the completion of development on Deadpool, we are taking a reduction in staff at High Moon Studios to better align our development talent against our slate," reads a line from the statement.

"Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."

Deadpool is due out this summer for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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