Some rather distubring news appeared earlier today that the developers of RAGE, id Software have suffered from a number of lay offs. It appears that this news is quite true. Bethesda Softworks, the parent company of id Software has responded to an inquiry by Joystiq with a confirmation that an unknown number of workers at id Software were let go.
The firings are apparently “part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio. As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go.” They went on to say however that the company is still “recruiting and hiring qualified developers” and that “development work on future id titles continues unabated.” Seems like not everything is doom and gloom at the studio, but we wish those who lost their jobs the best of luck in their future endeavors.