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Cancelled Project KOs Staff At Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed Developer, Slightly Mad Studios

Posted by Sammy Barker

Despite Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed being released on PlayStation 3 next week, the mood isn't particularly celebratory at developers Slightly Mad Studios

The team has just revealed news of layoffs at the studio, frustratingly because of the cancellation of another project.

"Essentially we were let down at the last minute by one publisher who we'd signed a deal with only for it to be canned before we even started. I can't say who," Bell told GI.biz, adding that the studio was talking with the publisher in question amongst others.

Thankfully, there may be a silver-lining for those staff affected. Bell recently formed a new mobile development studio with Slightly Mad co-founder, Andy Garton. Sounds like those staff being released are being rehired by the duo's new venture. Business, huh?

[via joystiq.com]

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