Vogster announces, uh… ‘resource reallocation’

Vogster Entertainment has officially announced a “restructuring to focus its resources towards the enhancement and expansion of content for their recently launched CrimeCraft shooter-MMO hybrid.”

The official statement we received today references “significant staffing changes,” saying that Vogster’s New York headquarters “remains fully functional and committed to the development and production of existing and future titles.”

This announcement follows a rumor heard by our friends over at Giant Bomb that indicated Vogster, also responsible for Unbound Saga and Robocalypse, have shut their doors in not one, but three offices — Chicago, New Jersey, and one in the Ukraine. Our own sources earlier in the day had indicated the same, confirming layoffs for all but certain employees who will focus on post-launch CrimeCraft

The full statement can be found after the jump. We’ll have more information about the future of CrimeCraft following an upcoming press event in San Francisco.

Vogster Entertainment Announces Resource Reallocation

NEW YORK, NY, September 17, 2009 – Vogster Entertainment, LLC, an international innovator in video game design, today announced a restructuring to focus its resources toward the enhancement and expansion of content for their recently launched CrimeCraft shooter-MMO hybrid. With two titles completed in the last three months, the company has made significant staffing changes as it transitions from launch team to live team in the ongoing support of CrimeCraft. Vogster’s New York-area headquarters remains fully operational and committed to the development and production of existing and future titles.

“Vogster has seen a number of releases this year. As an independent developer, we need to be very strategic in our use of available resources and shift from already launched titles to support the ongoing development and growth of CrimeCraft,” stated Daniel Prousline, vice president of development at Vogster. “We regret the necessary staffing changes and the talented employees that this impacts, but it is an unavoidable step in moving to the operational stage of CrimeCraft and optimizing for the development of yet to be announced titles.”

CrimeCraft will see a number of significant content additions in the coming year, in addition to a series of soon to be revealed updates and major announcements which will take place at an upcoming San Francisco press event..

Nick Chester