Gamasutra brings the grim news that Warner Bros. has let an undisclosed number of people go from Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, and Justice League Heroes developer Snowblind Studios. Hopefully if they were working on yet another action RPG, this setback doesn't affect the title's development:
Warner has recently been making a bigger push into the game development and publishing arena. Last year it acquired Snowblind, and bought both Surreal and Midway Games Chicago (now WB Games Chicago) from bankrupt publisher Midway Games.
The company's full statement on the matter is as follows:
"We are committed to growing Warner Bros. in the game space and will be retaining robust teams in our Seattle studios. We have been moving towards sharing certain resources across the studios and have also been reallocating resources to align talent with our development needs. Unfortunately, we had a few too many resources in certain functions and some positions were eliminated in this process. Our plan is to continually review staffing needs and as future projects evolve we would expect to see the studios grow."