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BioShock 2, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified dev 2K Marin hit with massive layoffs

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A large number of employees at 2K Marin, which recently launched the third-person shooter The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, have been laid off, Polygon has learned from sources familiar with the matter.

We've yet to hear the exact number of employees that have been let go in this wave of layoffs, but one source said that a "majority" of the team has been let go. The only developers safe from the layoffs, according to that source, are those who are leaving to join the new Bay Area 2K studio led up by former Gears of War lead and BioShock Infinite producer Rod Fergusson.

Another source told Polygon that they were "100 percent sure" that 2K Marin as we know it is closed.

A 2K representative confirmed that the studio underwent "staff reductions" today.

"We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin. While these were difficult decisions, we regularly evaluate our development efforts and have decided to reallocate creative resources. Our goal to create world-class video game titles remains unchanged," the representative explained.

We've reached out to 2K to confirm exactly how many people have been affected, but the representative was unable to provide numbers at the time of comment.

At least one former employee affected by today's layoffs has taken to Twitter to announce their unemployment.