Mafia III is the first game out of Hangar 13.
Another studio has been hit with the layoff hammer, as Mafia III developer Hangar 13 has been hit with a significant number of layoffs.
Publisher 2K Games confirmed that there has been staff reductions at Hangar 13, and has issued a statement about it.
2K can confirm that there have been staff reductions at Hangar 13 in order to ensure that the studio’s resources are properly aligned with its long-term development plans. These reductions will not influence 2K’s ability to create and deliver its products that are currently in development. We never take these matters lightly, and are working with the affected employees to support them and explore potential opportunities throughout our organization.
It’s not currently known how many people were laid off, and 2K didn’t specify it in their statement, though Kotaku’s sources say it was a “large portion.”
We wish everyone that got laid off the best of luck, and hope they land on their feet soon.