Gameforge, the company behind the planned MMO RPG Star Trek: Infinite Space, has laid off 100 employees and put the beta release of the trekkie game on hold. The company appears to be looking for a co-publisher to help finance further development of the game.
The layoffs comprise about 25% of the company’s total employee base. CEO Alexander Roesner says that the move will “optimize our use of resources and create potential for further growth increase.”
Gameforge’s other titles reach a total of 300 million users worldwide, but the company appears to have been in financial troubles for most of this year. Most of its titles are virtual unknowns in the gaming world, but games like 4Story and KingsAge are titles many will recognize.
In a pres release about the discontinuation of current beta plans for Star Trek: Infinite Space, the company says it is “exploring co-publishing partnerships” for the game. The game’s teaser website says that the plans do not kill the game, but only put it on hold.