Rogue Warrior development studio Rebellion Derby is to be shut down. UK developer Rebellion, currently working on Aliens vs. Predator for SEGA, also has studios in Oxford and Runcorn.
In a statement, CEO Jason Kingsley said, “Growth is sometimes painful, never more so than in the current climate and we have had to take a long hard look at how we operate our studio network. Strategically we have decided to review the need for the Derby facilities, and consultation with staff at Derby is ongoing.”
The Derby studio is the same responsible for Eidos’ Tomb Raider series. Aliens vs. Predator, under development at the Oxford studio, is unaffected. Yesterday, Rebellion’s Alex Moore announced that the game would receive a playable demo, but no date was fixed.