Elite studio Frontier sees a small amount of redundancies
Frontier Developments has been forced to make a small amount of staff redundant this week according to the latest reports.
Around 14 staff have been let go from the studio headed by Elite creator David Braben in what is a rather unfortunate time leading up to Christmas.
The studio's managing director David Walsh said, "Frontier regretfully has given a total of 14 people (from a staff of 233) notice that their roles are redundant, across art (nine), animation (three) and audio (two) disciplines. This is due to the changing mix of skills requirements for our current and future projects it is not a reflection on the company's prospects, which remain healthy."
"Once we took the decision to make the roles redundant," he continued, "we felt it was better that the affected people knew ASAP so they can plan any further expenditure over the Christmas period accordingly and focus on their search for new roles as soon as possible. We have provided redundancy arrangements in excess of the minimum. We are actively recruiting to shift the balance of skills we have within the company to enable us to deliver the set of projects currently in development."
Frontier is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise 1.25 million GBP to build a long-awaited new entry in the Elite series currently named Elite: Dangerous.