Harmonix Changes CEO, Lays Off 37 Employees
Posted on Thursday, May 29 @ 10:47:47 PST by Nicholas Tan
In an official statement today, developer Harmonix of the famed Rock Band and Dance Central franchises has gone through restructuring, including a swap in the position of CEO as well as the layoffs of 37 full-time employees.
Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has relinquished his position to become the Chief Creator Officer, while the company's vice president of operations and publishing, Steve Janiak, will now become CEO.
According to the a Harmonix representative, this restructuring aligns with their development plans moving forward, which includes a fully crowd-sourced revamp for Amplitude on PS3 and PS4, Record Run for iOS platforms, Fantasia: Music Evolved, free-to-play PC game Chroma, and the possibility of Dance Central 4:
While Microsoft's recent decision to release a Kinect-less SKU have impacted Harmonix's future user base, the company ensures that this was not the reason for the job losses
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