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More devs full victim to Activision’s pruning
Shaba, which employed 30 staff, worked most recently on Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.
Kotaku’s sources suggest that the closure is due to disappointing sales of Guitar Hero 5. Interesting theory, but not one I am inclined to believe without more corroboration: it seems more likely that Activision is finally realising that the recession is an opportunity to reduce headcount and focus resources in the way that Electronic Arts, THQ and a bunch of other companies have already done.
Which suggests that not only is Activision late to this realisation, but also that more cuts are on the way.
Added to the Job Loss Tracker.