185 jobs at risk at computer games company
A COMPUTER games company which employs 185 people has gone in to administration.
Staff at Free Radical Design, which is based in Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, turned up to work this morning to find the locks had been changed.
An image from Timesplitters 2, one of Free Radical Design's games
A note stuck on the door told them to attend a meeting at the nearby Novotel at midday.
Cameron Gunn, of Resolve Partners, the administrators that have been called in to deal with the firm, said: "The company was placed in to administration yesterday afternoon.
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"We will be spending the next three or four days assessing the financial position of the company but it's business as usual, although we have asked that almost all of the employees apart from a skeleton crew remain at home."
"All employees have been paid up until the end of December and we hope to make another announcement before Christmas or very soon thereafter, but we must stress at this stage that it's business as usual."
It is unclear exactly how many people will lose their jobs.
The company are understood to have been working on a Star Wars game for LucasArts .
Other games released by the company include Haze, Second Sight and the Timesplitters series.