Take-Two is reportedly shutting down 2 studios – WGB


Take-Two, the publishing giant behind the GTA series, is reportedly planning on closing  Private Division studios Roll7 and Intercept Games following its recently announced intent to lay off around 5% of its workforce.

Jason Schreier of Bloomberg claims to have been given access to documentation which reveals Roll7 will be closed. According to a note given to staff, says Bloomberg, Roll7 will be shut down and all staff members will be offered severance. Roll7 is perhaps best known for releasing Rollerdrome in 2022 which did very well critically. We never learned how well it did in terms of sales, though.

As for Intercept Games, the studio behind the Kerbal Space Program series, Schreier refers to a note filed with the Washington State Employment Security Department on Monday. The note states that Take-Two plans on closing an office located in Seattle and cut 70 jobs, which is roughly the same amount of people employed at Intercept. While the not does not mention Intercept by name, it’s the only Take-Two branch in the state.

Gameindustry.biz reached out to Take-Two for comment and received a nothing reply that reiterated what was said last month about the company’s restructuring plans but did not confirm whether Roll7 and Intercept were being shuttered.

While Take-Two is seeking to lay off a chunk of its workforce to cut costs, it’s also busy spending money. Just recently it managed to acquire Borderlands developer Gearbox from the Embracer Group, right before Embracer announced plans to split into three separate companies like some sort of hydra.

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