Swedish developer Starbreeze Studios has confirmed 25 staff have been laid off after the completion of Syndicate for publisher EA.
The company also confirmed to gamesindustry.biz that Peter Tornquist is to resign from the board of directors, and will not be replaced.
CEO Mikael Nermark said: "It is sad that we are forced to make staff cutbacks affecting employees. But we have to reduce staff after the final delivery of Syndicate."
Syndicate will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC next Tuesday in North America, and on Friday in Europe.