‘South Park’ may be affected by Obsidian Lay-offs

By: Chris Gabbard - March 14, 2012

Obsidian Entertainment is going through a round of lay-offs this week.

In an interview with Joystiq, a source close to Obsidian said the team working on the new South Park RPG was affected, and an unnamed project has been cancelled.

Few other details exist about the mystery project or exactly how the lay-offs will affect production of the South Park game.

20 to 30 people were laid-off, including someone who was just hired the day before.

Oh God, the poor guy that was just hired one day prior | Obsidian hit with layoffs http://t.co/FiHZNXwx 5 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Members of the Obsidian forum are confirming the lay-offs, citing changes in former team members Linked-In resumes indicating they no longer work for the company.

One Obsidian team member took to Twitter, expressing his sympathy for his former comrades.

Fellow Obsidianites who were laid off today…I was lucky, but I’ve been on the other end of that. Your talents will take you far! #keepgoin 11 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Others are offering their condolences…

Ugh. Good luck to all of those at Obsidian: http://t.co/zNMswGLd 56 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

It was less than a month ago that Obsidian posted this Tweet, inviting job seekers to apply.

Obsidian is growing and would like you to join our team. Check out all of our great opportunities.
http://t.co/ZZWvMYeL 25 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just don’t expect to keep your job for more than a day.

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