Midway Arcade Origins

Midway Arcade Origins safe as dev Backbone confirms layoffs

Midway Arcade Origins safe as dev Backbone confirms layoffs

"Due to a lower demand for conventional console development."

Developer Backbone Entertainment has confirmed a round of layoffs but insisted Midway Arcade Origins remains unaffected.

James North-Hearn, boss of Backbone parent company Foundation 9, told Gamasutra the studio's problems were the result of "a lower demand for conventional console development".

North-Hearn declined to specify the number of layoffs, but insisted the developer will continue to operate at a reduced size and will honour its commitments to existing partners. It had been rumoured that Backbone may be forced to close.

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