Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two To Shutter Roll7 And Intercept Games

Roll7 worked on Rollerdrome & OlliOlli World and Intercept Games worked on Kerbal Space Program 2

Per Bloomberg‘s Jason Schreier, Take-Two Interactive plans to shutter Roll7 and Intercept Games as part of a mass layoff.

Take-Two Shutters Two Studios

Roll7, a studio based out of London and developer of Rollerdrome, is closing its doors. Take-Two plans to offer severance to employees affected.

According to a notice filed with the Washington State Employment Security Department on Monday, Take-Two plans to close an office in Seattle and reduce its workforce by approximately 70 employees. One affected company is Intercept Games, a Seattle-based game development studio that created the space flight simulation game Kerbal Space Program 2. The notice does not explain why Take-Two is closing the office and reducing its workforce.

Take-Two revealed it has plans to lay off roughly five percent of its workforce last month. The publisher also scrapped several projects in development and said it was aiming to save $165 million.

A spokesperson for Take-Two released a statement:

On April 16th, Take-Two announced a cost reduction program to identify efficiencies across its business and to enhance the Company’s margin profile, while still investing for growth. As part of these efforts, the Company is rationalizing its pipeline and eliminating several projects in development and streamlining its organizational structure, which will eliminate headcount and reduce future hiring needs. The Company is not providing additional details on this program.

On April 18th Private Division successfully launched Moon Studio’s No Rest for the Wicked. The label continues to make updates to Kerbal Space Program 2 and plans to release Wētā Workshop Game Studio’s Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game in the second half of 2024.

The representative did not confirm which studios were affected by the layoffs.