Jagex has confirmed that the team working on Transformers Universe is going to be getting a little bit smaller as layoffs are coming. The downsizing is coming as Jagex reaches a new level of development with a more refined focus towards live. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz Jagex had this to say;
"Proposing to lay off staff is not something reached without due care and consideration and comes, in this instance, only at the end of a long period of deliberation. We remain grateful to all members of staff who will be affected by this process, and would like to thank them for all of their work on the game."
They then went on to talk about their attempts to reposition employees internally.
"Jagex human resources have already begun the consultation process with the team, and are looking into repositioning individuals to other existing or emerging roles. Opportunities on the evergreen RuneScape, its companion card battler Chronicle and one unannounced title will all be taken into consideration. Beyond internal relocation, every effort will be made to ensure that team members leaving the company do so in the best possible position to seek fresh employment."
There is no word yet on when these layoffs will take place or how many will be impacted by it in the end.