Harmonix Lays Off 12-15 Percent of Staff

Cambridge, MA-based music gaming firm Harmonix has laid off 12 to 15 percent of its full-time staff of about 240, according to a report in the gaming blog Joystiq. Harmonix, the developer of the Rock Band, Dance Central, and original Guitar Hero franchises, was sold by Viacom (NYSE: VIA) to private equity firm Columbus Nova in December. In a statement this week, Harmonix said it is restructuring its organization to “bring it into alignment” with its “current product development plans.”

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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