High Voltage Software lays off 25 employees [update]

A trusted source informs Joystiq that at least 20 staffers have been let go from High Voltage Software, the development studio behind The Conduit and its upcoming sequel. While the initial account cited between 20 and 30 layoffs, the final tally could be "a lot more," according to our source. We're currently working to get an official comment and further clarification from High Voltage. [Update: We've got official word from High Voltage now: 25 layoffs with no more expected.]

Though The Conduit apparently performed well enough to merit a follow-up, High Voltage's most recent release, mythological fighter Tournament of Legends, failed to impress critics, netting an average score of 47 on Metacritic.

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