Several employees were let go from Steam and Half-Life maker Valve on Tuesday, Gamasutra can confirm.
We've been unable to determine an exact headcount, but phrases we've heard from affected employees describing the incident include "great cleansing" and "large decisions." We've seen the number "25" tossed around, but are unable to confirm this.
We can, however, confirm that the cuts have affected more than one department, namely hardware and Android development.
Affected employees were asked not to speak about specifics, but the impression we get is that these cuts were driven more by company challenges than by individual performance issues.
Valve has not responded to our requests for clarification. This story will be updated as we learn more about what happened.