2K Marin hit with layoffs, sources claim demise

The Bureau and BioShock 2 developer set to close?

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin faced several layofs today, 2K Games has confirmed.

“We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin,” 2K Games said in a statement (via Polygon). “While these were difficult decisions, we regularly evaluate our development efforts and have decided to reallocate creative resources. Our goal to create world-class video game titles remains unchanged.”

But according to Rock, Paper, Shotgun sources, 2K Marin is “‘essentially’ done for.” What will happen to the development team is unclear, but “multiple sources” of the site suggested 2K will likely give first-in-line privelages to 2K Marin employees who apply to work at Rod Fergusson’s new studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One Rock, Paper, Shotgun source, however, suggested otherwise.

“A couple of weeks ago, the new 2K team in Novato (the one Rod Fergusson is leading) interviewed and made offers to a small number of 2K Marin team members,” the source said. “I don’t know exactly how many, but it wasn’t a lot. It sounds like everyone who was not offered a position on that team was let go today.”

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