"7" is not an easily divided number. Nevertheless, Kotaku reports that Activision has cut its 7 Studios by half, laying off an estimated 30 staffers from the development outfit. The remainder of the one-time developer of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ (turned defendant-cum-plaintiff) will be put to work on future music games. "As a part of this realignment, the studio is reducing its workforce to better reflect Activision's upcoming slate of music-based games," an Activision representative told Kotaku.
We've contacted 7 Studios for comment on the reported workforce reduction. Stay tuned.