Bioshock 2 and The Bureau studio 2K Marin suffering major layoffs | PCGamesN

Survarium escapes beta and launches on Steam on April 2nd

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.55 concludes one story and leaves the door open for Heavensward

Hands on with the World of Warships closed beta

Bioshock 2 and The Bureau studio 2K Marin suffering major layoffs

Bioshock 2

The latest word on the developer circuit is that a large number of staff at 2K Marin are being made redundant. The studio, which recently shipped The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, may also potentially be shutting completley. 

In events discovered by Polygon, sources confirmed that a “majority” of 2K Marin’s staff have been laid off. It’s been divulged that the only staff who are to remain in employment with 2K are those who are leaving 2K Marin to join the company’s new Bay Area 2K studio, which is headed up by former BioShock Infinite produce Rod Fergusson

Other sources suggested to Polygon that they believed the current redundancies were leading to a complete closure of the studio. This is further backed up by a tweet from ex-2K Marin developer Steve Gaynor. 

There has yet to be revealed a final number of affected employees, but a 2K representitive had this to say: “We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin. 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.”

Our deepest sympathies go out to any 2K Marin staff affected. The studio has achieved truly memorable highs with the likes of Bioshock 2, and to see them disbanded is a true tragedy. We wish these talented people the best of luck in securing new employment. 

Thanks, Polygon.

Login or Register
2
+2
-0
TenClub's picture
292

Too many closures =( They were a talented team and sucks to see this happen. If any of the staff visits this site, best of luck to you.

Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.


Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Hands on with the World of Warships closed beta

World of Warships

Hands on with the World of Warships closed beta

Survarium escapes beta and launches on Steam on April 2nd

Survarium escapes beta and launches on Steam on April 2nd

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.55 concludes one story and leaves the door open for Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.55 concludes one story and leaves the door open for Heavensward

Someone’s managed to slap together their own version of the Frostbite Engine

Someone’s managed to slap together their own version of the Frostbite Engine

Space Hulk: Ascension recruits the Dark Angels in Bringer of Sorrow expansion

Space Hulk: Ascension recruits the Dark Angels in Bringer of Sorrow expansion

Titanfall DLC maps are now on regular playlists

Titanfall DLC maps are now on regular playlists

April Fool Extravaganza - all the day’s best fake news

April Fools

April Fool Extravaganza - all the day’s best fake news

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void beta is now live, start your Protoss crusade now

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void beta is now live, start your Protoss crusade now

PlanetSide 2 is feeling a little bit gassy

PlanetSide 2 is feeling a little bit gassy

Project CARS players will get a free car every month, starting with the snazzy Lykan Hypersport

Project CARS players will get a free car every month, starting with the snazzy Lykan Hypersport

Servo makes 10-storey mechs tear each other apart in 10 minute battles

Servo makes 10-storey mechs tear each other apart in 10 minute battles

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

How to power your PC using only potatoes

Alienware alpha

How to power your PC using only potatoes

Topic of the Week: What are you going to be playing over Easter?

Topic of the Week: What are you going to be playing over Easter?

Ubisoft announces the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy, a historical world tour

Ubisoft announces the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy, a historical world tour

You can now execute inmates in Prison Architect

You can now execute inmates in Prison Architect

The Crucible is Nosgoth’s new map. It’s a giant gothic factory district

The Crucible is Nosgoth’s new map. It’s a giant gothic factory district

Modders have remade Warcraft 3’s multiplayer in Starcraft 2

Modders have remade Warcraft 3’s multiplayer in Starcraft 2

April Ghouls: Wargaming release World of Tanks Operation Undead

World of Tanks

April Ghouls: Wargaming release World of Tanks Operation Undead

kOS is the Kerbal Space Program mod that lets you create your own Curiosity rover

kOS is the Kerbal Space Program mod that lets you create your own Curiosity rover

Dinosaur survival game theHunter: Primal stomps out of Early Access

Dinosaur survival game theHunter: Primal stomps out of Early Access

Dying Light players will get super powers for one day only

Dying Light players will get super powers for one day only

Someone’s gone and remade Top Gear in Just Cause 2

Someone’s gone and remade Top Gear in Just Cause 2

Robocraft Early Access review

Robocraft Early Access review