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Job losses at Monumental as project is pulled

"Unexpected cancellation" of undisclosed project hits UK developer

UK developer Monumental has made a number of redundancies at the business following the unexpected cancellation of a project.

The developer declined to give an indication of the number of staff affected when approached by GamesIndustry.biz, but insisted it would do all it can to help ex-employees.

"Due to an unexpected project cancellation Monumental has been forced to restructure its business which has resulted in a number of job losses," reads a statement from the company.

Today, publishing partner Capcom announced the latest instalment of the well-received MotoGP series, developed once again by Monumental, and due for release in March next year.

The company is also pushing its budget MMO engine, with pitching sessions lined up for Game Connection in France next week.

"Monumental will continue to develop and support Prime – it's world leading 3D MMO engine and to develop games in the social gaming space as well as other more traditional work for hire projects," said the company.

In April this year the developer was forced to close its Salford Quays studio.

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