Kerbal Space Program 2 studio has reportedly been shut down by Take-Two

Updated at 11.30pm: Following reports that Kerbal Space Program 2 studio Intercept Games was shutting down as part of previously announced mass layoffs by parent company Take-Two, a new report has claimed that popular British developer Roll7 – known for the likes of OlliOlli World and Rollerdrome – has shut down. Also closed.

As reported Bloomberg Jason Schreier, based on a note to Take-Two employees reviewed by the publication, Roll7 is the second of two subsidiaries to close as part of Take-Two's layoffs — the first being Intercept Games. Roll7 employees will reportedly be offered severance agreements.

Roll7 was purchased by Private Division, Take-Two's independent publishing subsidiary, in 2021. The studio released two well-received titles – OlliOlli World and Rollerdrome – the following year.

Rollderdrome was launched in 2022 to great acclaim.Watch on YouTube

Original story 3.24pm: Take-Two is looking to shut down Intercept Games, the studio behind Kerbal Space Program 2, as part of a recent layoff announcement.

a Closing notice This case affecting 70 workers in Seattle was reported by Take-Two. This is where Intercept Games, Take-Two's parent company, is located.

In addition, several posts from Intercept employees began to spread Social media and LinkedIn, stating that they have been laid off or are now looking for work. Meanwhile, links to job opportunities on Interceptor games website It seems to be broken.

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In a joint statement with our sister site Eurogamer GamesIndustry.bizTake-Two spokesman Alan Lewis said the following in response to the apparent closure:

“On April 16, Take-Two announced a cost-cutting program to identify efficiencies across its business and boost the company's profit margin, while continuing to invest for growth. As part of these efforts, the company is rationalizing its pipeline and eliminating several projects in developing and simplifying its structure organizational, which will eliminate the number of employees and reduce future staffing needs.

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“The company is not providing additional details about this program.”

Take-Two announced last month that it would lay off five percent of its workforce of 11,000 employees — the equivalent of about 550 people — and cancel several projects in development.

Following today's speculation, a company spokesperson confirmed Game developer The special division's publishing label will continue to support Kerbal Space 2. On Thursday, Kerbal Space 2 creative director Nate Simpson shared Development blog postindicating that the team is still working on the previously promised Colonies update.

“Thank you as always for sticking with us as we work through each challenge — we couldn’t be more grateful for your support as we move into the Colonial Era,” Simpson wrote last week. Eurogamer has reached out for further comment.

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