Major layoffs at Majesco UK - Report

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.

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8 comments
nurnberg
nurnberg

Damn!  This news breaks my heart!  What I will do without Zumba fitness?  This is so sad.

nccpeter
nccpeter

I had no idea they still existed

Frequenxy
Frequenxy

Anybody else think the logo looks like someone just b*tch slapped you?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

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. 

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

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.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

but Zumba fitness was such high quality.  Maybe they can all work for Zynga.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

Sorry for those who lost their jobs.