Murdered: Soul Suspect

US-based Airtight Games, developer of the highly anticipated mystery thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect in partnership with Japanese publisher Square Enix, has confirmed a recent round of layoffs.

14 staff were let go as part of a “necessary restructuring,” according to the developer.

Square Enix had earlier announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect would launch for Sony PS4/PS3, Xbox One/Xbox 360 and PCs on 3 June in North America, with a European debut on 6 June.

“The core team is continuing to work towards shipping in June,” added Square Enix in a statement regarding the redundancies.

Founded in 2004 by a group of industry veterans including former Microsoft executive Ed Fries, Airtight Games has also released the puzzler Quantum Conundrum via Square Enix.