Publisher Warner Bros. has announced that it has laid off a number of staff working at its Seattle based studio, which was involved in the development of Guardians of Middle Earth and Gotham City Impostors.
A statement from the publisher states, “Due to shifting business imperatives, WB Games Seattle has made staff reductions. The group will continue to remain an integral part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.”
Initial rumors had suggested that Warner Bros. was getting ready to make big cuts at all its studios, including canceling a number of projects that were already under development.
The announcement means that studios like Monolith, Surreal and Snowblind are not affected and no known projects have been canceled.
The Seattle Warner Bros. studio is set to launch Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle Earth during the fall.
The game offers an action real time strategy experience that will be offered on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.