AusGamers received a tip off from reader Bettapust that there was trouble a brewin' at Krome once more, which was essentially resonated
by unclebobsticle in our forums, and that trouble comes in the form of more lay-offs (more than 50 in total we're being told), a loss of the license for The Force Unleashed 2 (presumably on Wii, and reportedly as a result of poor review scores for other Krome titles) and a need to rely heavily on government funding as the studio's cash-flow depletes.
The general word from within Krome suggests much of this is happening due to poor internal management and decision-making. From this news post
over at tsumea, a Krome worker bee unleashed the following:
The moment you start having passion for your work, taking pride in what the company produces and truly caring about Krome and it's staff as an entity, that's when you've made your mistake because there will be nothing you can do to change anything.
And that's just a taste of the sort of thinking seemingly circulating the developer.
For those anxiously awaiting Blade Kitten, apparently that team is still intact and the game on track. Heard anything new? Drop us a line in the Comments section.