The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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2K Marin, the team behind the surprisingly decent The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and much maligned BioShock 2, is believed to have been shut down.

Publisher 2K has confirmed that the studio has seen "staff reductions", but a source speaking to RPS believes the developer has been "essentially" shut, with new positions offered to a small number of staff at 2K's newly formed Novato studio headed by former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson.

"I don't know exactly how many, but it wasn't a lot. It sounds like everyone who was not offered a position on that team was let go today," explained an anonymous ex-2K Marin employee.

A Polygon source added that they were "100 per cent sure" the studio had shut down with most staff left unemployed.

Source: Polygon, RPS

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RazorGecko

Wow I didn't expect this either!
Posted 16:21 on 20 October 2013
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Cellemir

This is pretty sad. I always thought Bioshock 2 was one of those games that people would look back in years to come and realise how much of a gem it was. I didn't play Xcom (I guess that is part of the problem) but I never would have expected it to be a big seller.
Posted 17:53 on 18 October 2013

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Release Date: 23/08/2013
Developer: 2K Marin
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: Third-person shooter
Rating: PEGI 16+
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