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In more sad news from the development front, Warner Bros. has announced layoffs at its Seattle-area studios.

An unknown number of layoffs are affecting WB Games Seattle staff – the umbrella name “WB Games Seattle” comprises Monolith Productions, Snowblind Studios, and Surreal Software. A source close to the studio confirmed reports to us this afternoon, following statements from 3D Realms founder George Broussard on Twitter, stating, “Another Warner Brothers layoff going on as we speak. In progress now. Shame. Hope people land safely.”

This is troubling news in an already-tight market. Thanks to Joystiq for the heads-up.