38 Studios has let some of its staff go, according to Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee (I), though how many people we do not know at this point. Chaffee made his comments to the media after a lengthy meeting with the Rhode Island Economic Development Committee and 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling. After the meeting Schilling had no comment for the press, save that his company would not be looking to Rhode Island taxpayers for help.
Being a politician, Chaffee was more than happy to talk to the press. He described 38 Studios' situation as "a mix of who's made payroll and a number of layoffs."
You may recall that on Friday the Governor leaked the release date for the company's MMO game Project Copernicus. He is probably not the best guy to discuss secrets with…
"I know that the taxpayers want answers, and they'll get them overtime," he added. "All I can promise is that we're working hard to protect every penny of the investment that was made."
The investment he is referring to is the $75 million deal the studio signed with the state in 2010 to get them to move to Providence from Massachusetts.
We'll have more on this story as it continues to develop.
Source: GamesIndustry International