Disney Interactive Making Substantial Staff Cuts

The studio responsible for last year’s massive hit, Disney Infinity, is making arrangements to let go of about 200 more of its 3,000 or so employees. The planned layoffs, which are reportedly part of President Jimmy Pitaro’s strategy to overhaul the studio, could begin as soon as this week, after the company reports its financial results for its first fiscal quarter on Wednesday, February 5.

The studio has suffered numerous layoffs in recent years. Last year saw about 50 jobs lost and the closure of Epic Mickey developer, Junction Point Studios. Tron: Evolution developer, Propaganda Games, was shuttered in 2011 and about 200 employees were laid off.

The cuts are coming in spite of Disney intending to invest heavily in Disney Infinity, the 10th highest selling game of 2013. The above unfortunate news comes coupled with information that characters from both Marvel and Star Wars, properties that Disney acquired in recent years, are in the pipeline for the video game and toy line hybrid.