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Jobs on the line as Codemasters restructures

Game projects 'not affected', but 80 staff are thought to be at risk

Codemasters has informed some of its developers they could lose their jobs as an internal digital division undergoes restructuring, the company has told CVG.

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It is suspected that as many as 80 developers are affected by the consultation, though Codemasters did not confirm this. The publisher did state that the restructure will specifically impact its digital division.

Boxed game projects such as F1, Grid and Dirt are not affected.

A statement from Codemasters suggested that the only affected internal teams are those that are not creating a profit for the company.

"As the company realigns its operations to focus on areas of increased strategic importance and decrease resources in areas that are not delivering value for the business, the Company has proposed the restructure of certain aspects within its digital development and publishing units in line with future product strategy," read a statement.

"As a result of the proposed restructure, the company has therefore entered into a period of collective consultation with the affected employees."

Former Codemasters employee Bruce Everiss has claimed that the affected number of redundancies could be as high as 80.

A Codemasters representative could not confirm whether the rumoured number is accurate.

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