The Collective cuts staff and moves Dirty Harry development.
The Collective, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, has eliminated approximately thirty jobs related to the development of the Dirty Harry game, which has been postponed.
A representative spoke to GameSpot, saying that Foundation 9 is optimizing its studios and further job openings in other parts of the company are being offered. “When this optimization leads to job loss at one studio, we make every effort to find a place for displaced employees at another of our studios. Foundation 9 is currently hiring for 40 positions in our studios across North America and is still in a state of growth with more than 30 projects in development.”
Despite stalling development, the Dirty Harry project is still alive and will be shifted to another studio in the future. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment senior vice president Samantha Ryan, whose company has been managing the project, commented on the title’s future. “We are moving forward with the Dirty Harry next generation videogames and will be changing our development plans in keeping with the best interest of the franchise legacy. WBIE is dedicated to creating a game that will bring Clint Eastwood’s legendary Detective Harry Callahan character to the interactive space with a new story and great gameplay.”