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Silicon Knights lays off 26 workers

By on October 6, 2008

Kotaku reports that Canadian developer Silicon Knights has laid off 26 workers.

In an official statement, Silicon Knights says it has “temporarily” laid off the employees as they ramp up on other projects. In effect, this looks like Silicon Knights moving towards the contractor/freelancer model, just without admitting it. I expect we will either see more of these types of “lay-offs” or a more honest shift to hiring developers to work on a specific project.

26 jobs added to the Job Loss Tracker.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: