The gaming industry has become a very hostile environment to work in and with the fierce competition out there job security was the first thing to go. In the past year we have seen a huge reshuffle in big name studios, and large corporations started buying off SMEs and later closing them down, resulting in huge layoffs. The latest big name sub studio within the 2K stronghold under scrutiny is Bioshock 1 developer 2K Marin Canberra. A source within this department has reported that the studio's heads have discussing the closing down process after the lead designed and at director resigned. Looking at the exponential growth of the industry and the growing intensity between competitors within the market, small studios and sub developers will be the first to go unfortunately, resulting in huge layoffs and loss of talented people behind amazing games.