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Codemasters facing redundancies

Digital and publishing teams affected, reports suggest 80 jobs could go

Codemasters has confirmed that it has entered a period of consultation which could result in staff layoffs. The move will mainly affect its digital and publishing teams.

"As the Company realigns its operations to focus on areas of increased strategic importance and decrease resources in areas that are not delivering value for the business, the Company has proposed the restructure of certain aspects within its digital development and publishing units in line with future product strategy," the company said in a statement.

"As a result of the proposed restructure, the Company has therefore entered into a period of collective consultation with the affected employees."

"The restructure is not company-wide and is not anticipated to impact the development of its core console and PC titles such as GRID 2 or its annual FORMULA ONE title."

A strong source has told GamesIndustry International that there are around 80 redundancies, the majority from Codemasters' Southam operation. The 500 strong studio is responsible for the company's racing titles, and houses the technology team and the online department. Codies' statement suggests it's the latter that will be affected by the move.

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