Following last month's launch of its urban action MMO CrimeCraft
, developer Vogster Entertainment has announced a "resource reallocation" that will see the company lay off an unspecified number workers as it transitions CrimeCraft
's staff "from launch team to live team."
Vogster is headquartered in New Jersey, and has production and development staff in Chicago, Moscow, and Kiev; the locations affected by the restructuring efforts were not specified.
In the past year, the company has also developed Nintendo DS RTS Robocalypse
and PSP brawler Unbound Saga
, and is preparing more Robocalypse
titles for iPhone and Wii. In a statement, development VP Daniel Prousline said the company's shifting priorities in the wake of CrimeCraft
's release were a significant factor in its recent decisions.
"Vogster has seen a number of releases this year. As an independent developer, we need to be very strategic in our use of available resources and shift from already launched titles to support the ongoing development and growth of CrimeCraft
," Prousline said.
Vogster plans to announce further CrimeCraft
content releases in the near future. The company refers to its recent online action game not as an MMO, but rather as a Persistent World Next-gen Shooter -- a PWNS.