Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier handed out lumps of Christmas coal to several staffers last week according to a report at Eurogamer. "Frontier regretfully has given a total of 14 people (from a staff of 233) notice that their roles are redundant, across art (nine), animation (three), and audio (two) 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," said company managing director David Walsh.
Frontier was founded by Elite co-creator David Braben in 1994. The company's Kickstarter project has raised nearly £800,000 against its £1,250,000 goal with 18 days left to go.