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Starbreeze cuts 25 jobs after wrapping up Syndicate

CEO says job losses were "sad" but necessary

Swedish studio Starbreeze is axing 25 jobs after completing work on EA shooter Syndicate.

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"It is sad that we are forced to make staff cutbacks affecting employees," Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark said in a statement issued to GamesIndustry.biz. "But we have to reduce staff after the final delivery of the Syndicate."

A key member of the Syndicate development team said earlier this month that he wasn't "super satisfied" with the amount of time the team had to work on the first-person series reboot.

Syndicate hits Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next Tuesday in the US and three days later in the UK. Check out the launch trailer here.

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[ SOURCE: GamesIndustry.biz ]

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