As a result of the recent deal with Warner Bros.
has now announced
it will close down its North American marketing, sales and PR departments completely. This coming after their parent company SCi's announcement to cut 25% of its worldwide workforce
earlier this year. It hasn't been an easy year for the publisher of such successful titles as Hitman
, Deus Ex
and the Tomb Raider
series, but this may just be the restructuring they've needed.
Most importantly for us though, we wonder what this means for Age of Conan
, which is handled by Eidos. SCi mentions the fact that they have discontinued development on 14 different game projects in an effort to stem the company's financial losses, including a $161 million deficit in the second half of 2007, and a refocus on high profile games likely to generate a larger return. We can only hope they're talking about Age of Conan