Activision Blizzard has pushed again in opposition to claims that Crash Bandicoot 4 studio Toys For Bob has suffered layoffs. While the Crash Four crew is now supporting the event of Call of Duty: Warzone, there “has not been a reduction in personnel”, and the developer will proceed to work on Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time alongside the hit battle royale game.

“Reports of layoffs at Toys For Bob are incorrect,” Activision Blizzard tells us. “There has not been a reduction in personnel recently at the studio. The development team is operating fully and has a number of full-time job openings at this time. The studio is excited to continue supporting Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and more recently provide additional development support to Call of Duty: Warzone.”

Toys For Bob initially confirmed on Twitter that it’s supporting growth on the battle royale recreation final week. This led a former freelance character designer for the studio to tweet that it was the “end of an era”.

In reply to somebody who mentioned they had been blissful the crew was nonetheless getting work, he then mentioned: “Same! [Although] everyone I interfaced with and worked along was let go, I’m very glad it’s not totally shuttering.”

According to Nicholas Kole’s Linkedn, he labored with the studio as a personality designer on Crash Four and the Spyro Reignited trilogy, however left the studio in January of this 12 months.

It’s price noting that there’s all the time room for misinterpretation over what Kole mentioned, however Activision Blizzard has clarified the state of affairs regardless.

Crash Bandicoot 4 launched on PC on March 26 months after coming to PlayStation and Xbox in October 2020.

Call of Duty: Warzone, in the meantime, has simply kicked off its third season with an occasion that noticed Verdansk blow up, which brought on some points for the sport’s servers.

Not lengthy earlier than that, Activision Blizzard confirmed that greater than 100 million players had performed the sport. Hm, yeah, I can see why the crew may want assist to serve that many gamers with bold concepts.

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