Activision lays off 40 from Deadpool developer

Activision laid off about 40 of the developers behind Deadpool: The Game, the publisher revealed today. Kotaku reports that High Moon Studios, which is also behind Activision's Transformers Cybertron series, was cut back as work on the title concluded.

"Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues--this is an ongoing process," Activision said in a statement. "With the completion of development on Deadpool, we are taking a reduction in staff at High Moon Studios to better align our development talent against our slate. Approximately, 40 full-time employees will be impacted globally. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."

Deadpool is still slated for a summer release. That schedule has to be pretty well set at this point.