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Factor 5 reported to have laid off 37 staff

By on December 14, 2008

According to a report in Edge, developer Factor 5 has made 37 staff redundant.

The redundancies represent half the staff, leaving 38 employees still working at the San Rafael, California company.

Factor 5 has developed a long line of Rogue Squadron games. Its recent difficulties are believed to be related to the collapse of Brash Entertainment.

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: