DiRT team ‘downsized’ as Codemasters suffers layoffs

The team behind an unannounced DiRT game at Codemasters “has been downsized” as part of a larger company restructure, according to a report on Eurogamer.

The site’s report states that around 50 jobs at the company are currently being reviewed, with “designers and artists on the GRID and DiRT team” alleged to be at risk of redundancy alongside employees within the company’s brand and IT departments.  The F1 team won’t be affected at all.

Around 500 people are currently employed by the company, the site reports.

“As Codemasters continues its programme of strategic realignment in line with market changes, the company has reviewed its current structures to focus on areas of increased importance and decrease resources in areas where work requirements have been reduced,” a Codemasters representative told Eurogamer.

“As a result of this review, a small number of roles have been proposed as being at risk of redundancy. Those in potentially affected roles are now involved in a consultation period to discuss the proposal. The proposal does not affect the on-going production of titles in development and no projects have been cancelled as a result of the proposal.”