Following up on the news of Eidos' poor Tomb Raider: Underworld sales and stock decline, the company has shut down its Manchester-based Rockpool Games studio. Rockpool was acquired by Eidos this time two years ago in an effort to gain ground in the mobile and browser games division.
The news is "14 staff have been made redundant", though it's not known if this is the entire workforce -- when acquired, Rockpool employed 36 people.
An Eidos spokesperson said: "As a company we need to focus our efforts on high-quality titles that will deliver long-term franchise value, and in these incredibly challenging and competitive times we need to pro-actively manage our cost base.
"This decision was a difficult one to make and we would like to thank these employees for their hard work and we wish them well in their future careers."
Eidos is currently in talks with an unnamed entity regarding its own acquisition.