Officials from Atari have announced the closure of its Minneapolis studio, better known as developer WizardWorks. The closure of the studio, best know for the million selling title Deer Hunter
will involve nineteen layoffs
According to Atari spokesman Nancy Bushkin the closure will enable the company to streamline its operations and eliminate redundancies in support functions, as the company attempts to house a greater number of resources in fewer locations.
Development work on future iterations in the Deer Hunter
and Dirt Track Racing
series will now be handled by the company’s Beverly, Massachusetts studio.