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Turbine hit with layoffs as part of "strategic alignment"

Warner Bros. has confirmed an unspecified number of job cuts at the Infinite Crisis developer

Massachusetts-based Turbine, Inc. is undergoing a round of layoffs, parent company Warner Bros. Interactivement Entertainment has confirmed. The MMO developer known for games like Asheron's Call and The Lord of the Rings Online is currently working on the MOBA Infinite Crisis.

"As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company," a Warner Bros. representative told Joystiq. "Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions. These are always tough decisions, which we don't approach lightly, but it's crucial that Turbine is structured in a way that reflects the current and coming marketplace."

Warner Bros. did not specify how many employees were let go. Interestingly, Turbine already had a round of layoffs earlier this year and Warner Bros. issued the exact same statement then as it did now.

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Ron Dippold Software/Firmware Engineer 4 years ago
"As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic butchering of the English language with evasive, hollow, and insincere corporatespeak."
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@Ron Lay-offs always give doublespeak a new lease of life. Ick.
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I was about to post the same thing Ron. Its bad enough to be fired,but to then hear or see such PR nonsense and BS released regarding as to why the layoffs happened is like just one more kick in the sack as you walk out the door.
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