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Perfect World lays off less than 30 staff

Community management teams trimmed, but MMO publisher stresses development remains unaffected

A number of staff have been made redundant at Perfect World Entertainment, a publisher that specialises in MMO.

The firm told VentureBeat that fewer than 30 employees have been laid off, but stressed that ongoing work on its games will not be affected. The example given is that some of the cuts came from Star Trek Online's community management team, rather than the developers.

In a statement, a Perfect World spokesperson said: "This week, Perfect World Entertainment did experience a reduction in staff of under 30 employees. Perfect World employs thousands of people from all over the world and decisions like this are always difficult.

"However, we are incredibly grateful for the contributions of those individuals impacted and will do our best to help each of them through this transition. This reduction in workforce will not impact any of the games published by Perfect World Entertainment."

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James Batchelor is Editor-in-Chief at GamesIndustry.biz. He is based in Essex and has been a B2B games journalist since 2006