Joystiq has learned from several well-placed sources that a second round -- a much more serious round -- of layoffs has struck Mythic Entertainment. These cuts go further and deeper than the last round, which saw several members of the support staff let go
. Current estimates indicate that between 60 and 130 people have been let go. These layoffs most certainly affect the development staff, and we've been told extend even to the ranks of senior designers. These rumored layoffs come less than a week after the announcement of a full-scale live event expansion
for Warhammer Online
We've contacted EA for a statement and are awaiting a response. The publisher stated yesterday that it had increased its number of planned layoffs
. If you're one of those who Mythic let go, please feel free to contact us
: We've placed EA's statement after the break.
[Thanks to Massively
for the assist.]