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Infinite Crisis developer Turbine hit by layoffs

Warner Bros. says cuts were needed to "invest in growth areas"

Boston-based developer Turbine has suffered another round of layoffs.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which in 2010 purchased the developer of DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis and Lord of the Rings Online, confirmed the workforce reductions after rumors began swirling Wednesday.

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"As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company," Remi Sklar, WBIE's vice president of worldwide public relations, told CVG. "Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions. These are always tough decisions, which we don't approach lightly, but it's crucial that Turbine is structured in a way that reflects the current and coming marketplace."

Warner Bros. did not address the extent of the layoffs. Turbine employed more than 400 employees before October 2012, when it cut staff in response to "fluctuating market conditions."

Turbine was founded in 1994 with a focus on online games, releasing its first title Asheron's Call in 1999.

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