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Rockstar lays off 10% of New England staff - report

Bully team's internal QA department and other positions lost at studio

Rockstar Games will make at least ten per cent of its New England development studio redundant, according to a report by Kotaku.

Sources say the studio's entire QA department will be laid off, as well as artists and employees working across other assorted departments.

The Massachusetts-based studio, formerly known as Mad Doc Software before its acquisition by Rockstar in 2008, ported Bully to Xbox 360 and is currently working on an unannounced project.

According to the report, Rockstar isn't enthusiastic about having internal QA departments, instead preferring to use a dedicated QA studio.

The Grand Theft Auto publisher is said to be helping former New England employees find new jobs.

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