Obsidian Entertainment, the studio most recently behind Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas, and currently at work on Dungeon Siege III, looks to be the latest to follow the unfortunate industry trend of workforce downsizing.
A posting on Obsidian's own discussion boards has compiled several tweets made by Obsidian employees themselves which more than imply that the studio was forced to let go a batch of staffers ranging from QA testers to lead game designers and producers.
Akil Hooper (producer/designer at OEI)
"11 years, nearly a dozen shipped titles, Designer, Lead, Producer. 1 cancelled game, survived 7 layoffs, 8th got me. Not a bad track record."
Jason Fader (producer)
Justin Reynard (programmer)
"Today marks my 3 year anniversary working at Obsidian Entertainment. To my coworkers (and sadly the ones we've lost) you guys are amazing."
Ashley Betters (QA tester)
"No longer work at Obsidian. I guess this means I will have to start buying my own pens."
...producer Tess Treadwell and designer Sydney Wolfram (and three interns) seem to be got laid off too.
We've contacted the studio for comment.