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Tony Hawk: Shred team axed

Activision lays off Robomodo staff.

Activision is making redundancies at Tony Hawk: Shred developer Robomodo, according to multiple sources cited by Kotaku.

30 employees have apparently already been axed, with another 30 due to receive their marching orders before the day is out.

The sources report that the lay-offs are in response to news from Activision that Robomodo is to be taken off the Tony Hawk franchise following the release of Shred.

A surprising decision perhaps, if it's true, given Activision CEO Bobby Kotick's recent claim that Robomodo's Ride board was his favourite ever peripheral.

Chicago-based Robomodo, formed in 2008, released the decidedly underwhelming Tony Hawk: Ride last year. The follow-up, Tony Hawk: Shred is due for release on 29th October on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.

This is the second time this week that Activision has handed out the P45s. Yesterday, it cut 40 employees from Singularity studio Raven's workforce.

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