Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed with Polygon that it has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at Turbine Entertainment. Turbine, which was purchased by Warner Bros. in 2010, operates a number of MMOGs including Lord of the Rings Online, D&D Online and the DC Universe-themed MOBA Infinite Crisis.
"As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company," Warner Bros told Polygon in a statement last night. "Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions. These are always tough decisions, which we don't approach lightly, but it's crucial that Turbine is structured in a way that reflects the current and coming marketplace."
We will have more on this story as it develops. The company did not say how many employees were laid off, what games they were working on, or if any of these layoffs would affect the future development of Turbine's ongoing MMOs.