I'll say this and end it here.
Hasbro, do you know what you guys took away here?
Do you guys have any idea how much money, time and dedication I dedicated to F4?
Do you know what it's like to have over 8 grands of hardware in front of you and having the company responsible for this acquisition of hardware just take away the reason for it?
Do you guys know what passion is?, what it's like to overlook monetary considerations just because you love something?
This is coming from a "suit" by the way but not your type of suit, a real "suit", one that understands long term endeavours as opposed to short term, "seasonal" financials.
Being "corporate" entails responsibilities, both financial and human, you lost on both.
You have compromised your reputation by laying off your own at Christmas time, shameful, complete disregard for basic decency, I would not even consider such a decision, this is very, very low and monetary considerations are never good enough excuses for this.
Do you people really believe that laying people off will increase your profit margins?
Ever heard of "loss leaders" before?, maybe F4 and its team didn't produce the expected sales but any forecaster worth his salt could tell you the potential of, not only this sim but the potential of that team.
I wonder what kind of people you are because from what you portray, you are incompetent and heartless, a losing formula that'll catch up with you in the future.
Being corporate, despite the cliches, warrants humanity as well, a show of faith is what makes your folks stand behind you and give their best, Microprose gave their best and yet, you chose to humiliate them by negating their hard work and more importantly, their pride and passion.
I can only hope that no one walks into your board room and starts shooting.
Then again, it happened before.
I have not an iota of respect for the management of Hasbro and your demise would be justified, what comes around goes around.