Canberra’s 2K Marin rumoured to be hit by layoffs

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More bad news for Australia and its game development industry as rumours run rampant that 2K Marin’s studio in Canberra, Australia has allegedly gone through a round of redundancies.

As reported by Kotaku Australia, 2K Marin has laid off 15 employees. The studio is currently assisting on the development of XCOM, scheduled to launch 6 March 2012. Their previous work included BioShock and BioShock 2.

Joystiq contacted 2K to confirm the layoffs, but were met a reply of “[it’s] policy not to comment on rumors or speculation”

This round of rumoured layoffs follows the closure of EA’s Melbourne-based Visceral Studios in September.