-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 studio Rare next on the chopping block?

,----[ Quote ]
| A couple of days ago I wrote a story about how Microsoft announced the
| closure of one of its first party studio, Ensemble Studios. The stated reason
| behind this decision to close one of its studios was due to lack of
| scalability. In other words, Microsoft execs felt that Ensemble as a venture
| could not grow profitably. This raises an interesting question; could the
| same fate fall upon Rare as well?
`----

http://gamer.blorge.com/2008/09/27/i...hopping-block/

Xbox 360 fans angry at Microsoft studio Rare for not listening to them

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft’s first party studio Rare has been in the video game news recently
| due to some criticism it has received by Peter Moore, former head of
| Microsoft Game Studios.
`----

http://gamer.blorge.com/2008/09/28/x...ening-to-them/

There's always room for /another/ type of 'development' team:

"We should dedicate a cross-group team to come up with ways to leverage Windows
technically more."

--Jim Allchin, Microsoft


Days ago:

Microsoft hiring freeze? From recession to depression

,----[ Quote ]
| Confusion arises over Microsoft's hiring plans. The company issued a memo
| that hinted at a freeze, one employee said, but a spokesperson denies a
| freeze.
`----

http://www.networkworld.com/communit...comment-190558


Microsoft institutes hiring freeze

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has instituted a hiring freeze, likely spurred by the worsening
| economic conditions in the U.S., according to a source close to the company.
`----

http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...es-hiring.html
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

iEYEARECAAYFAkjo1mcACgkQU4xAY3RXLo6IyQCeMKpr8vudNR AzJEAzRz9dC9t0
nGsAoK47SxLg+AEwO+wYbnlzpW+FAVfr
=uF8U
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----