Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has layoffs in middle of Kickstarter

Elite cocreator resurrects series with Dangerous Kickstarter
Adding a whole new level of unintended guilt to Frontier's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous, the company went through a round of layoffs late last week.

"Frontier regretfully has given a total of 14 people (from a staff of 233) notice that their roles are redundant, across art (9), animation (3) and audio (2) 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," Frontier managing director David Walsh told Eurogamer.

The developer's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous is currently at around £782,000 of a £1.25 million goal, with 18 days to go.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.