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Crystal Dynamics hit by more lay-offs

Tomb Raider team downsized again by publisher Eidos

Eidos' Crystal Dynamics studio has shed another 25 positions, the publisher has confirmed.

"We can confirm that Crystal Dynamics has made a reduction of approximately 25 people at the San Francisco studio," said Eidos in a statement issued to GamesIndustry.biz.

"This decision is a reflection of the continued drive to focus resources at the studio. We would like to thank all of the employees affected by this difficult decision for their hard work during their time at Crystal and we wish them all the best in the future."

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics sacked around 30 staff at the start of the year, following disappointing sales of the latest game in the series, Underworld.

Before being acquired by Square Enix in April, Eidos also closed mobile studio Rockpool and dropped casual outfit Gimmie5games.

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