More bad news from Hanger 13 as Kotaku are reporting that the studio have been hit with even more layoffs. The Navajo California offices, which has 87 employees, have laid off around 50 employees.
A spokesperson for 2K Games confirmed the layoffs and released the following statement:
2K is fully committed to the future of Hangar 13 as the studio navigates a challenging but ultimately promising transition period. As part of our ongoing evaluations to ensure our resources are aligned with our goals, we have made some changes that have resulted in a reduction of positions and parting ways with some colleagues. These decisions are always difficult. We are doing all we can to work with the impacted employees to find them new roles on other projects and teams at 2K, and are providing full support to those who cannot be redeployed, connecting them with industry networks and resources to find new opportunities outside of 2K.
Since Hanger 13 released Mafia 3 back in 2016, the studio has been in turmoil with numerous projects being cancelled. One known about went under the codename Volt and had $50 million invested from Take-Two Interactive.