It’s happening all too often these days, but it’s unfortunately part of the AAA beast. The team who worked on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, based in Australia, are all now without jobs and have been completely disbanded. This team has been around for 15 years (since 2000) and worked on other titles such as Freedom Force, Tribes: Vengeance, SWAT 4, all three BioShock Games and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Here are the official words from the 2K responded as to why it’s been done:
[quote]We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.[/quote]
In Australia a tweet also went out to help those without jobs:
We've been on the phone all morning looking for opportunities for the amazing talent at 2K Australia with some success. Still going.
— GDAA (@gdaa_oz) April 16, 2015
All the best of luck to the team.