has laid off 30 staffers from its Las Vegas-based studio. "Well, it appears this winter break will be extended indefinitely," tweeted End of Nations
designer Adam Stevens
. "Layoffs at Petroglyph. Looking like I'll be leaving Las Vegas."
Last week we reported on End of Nations
' open beta postponement
, and publisher Trion Worlds
also began refunding purchases made by the MMORTS title's closed beta participants. According to Gamasutra
, Petroglyph stated that it had "identified several key areas of the game which need polish and improvement," and even went so far as to remove a link to End of Nations
from the company's official forums.
Late last month, community manager Myell Erik
noted that "End of Nations has not been cancelled
," but the game's latest delay means that sci-fi real-time strategy aficionados won't see it until 2013 at the earliest.