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Midway closes Newcastle Studio with 80 layoffs

By on July 19, 2009

Warner Bros bid for Midway has gone through, but the global media conglomerate didn’t want Midway Newcastle, the studio formerly known as Pitbull and responsible for the The Wheelman franchise.

GamaSutra estimates that 80 developers were affected by the redundancies.

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: