Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games lays off 14 staff

Square says the game is still on track for June.

Airtight Games - the developer behind Quantum Conundrum, Dark Void, and the upcoming Murdered: Soul Suspect - has made 14 staff redundant.

"We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary restructuring," Airtight president and creative director Jim Deal said to IGN. "This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production. Existing projects are on schedule and Airtight Games is actively seeking partners for exciting upcoming projects."

Murdered publisher Square Enix is adamant that this restructuring won't affect the upcoming game's development. "We have been assured Murdered: Soul Suspect's timeline to launch is unaffected and the core team is continuing to work towards shipping in June," the publisher stated.

Just yesterday Airtight creative director Kim Swift - best known as the designer of Portal - announced that she'd left the company to become a senior game designer at Amazon Game Studios.


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