Fury had a rough start, and as such Auran -- the game's developer -- is having to look into cutting back the size of its staff. There were rumors circulating around the net yesterday that this spelled doom for Auran as a whole, but Tony Hilliam -- CEO at Auran Games -- laid that to rest with a statement.
Auran is still around, as will be Fury, but unfortunately the company has had to make the difficult choice to go through a wave of layoffs. The size of the company has increased from 30 to 70 over the past few years as they ramped up production of Fury and their XBLA game Battlestar Galactica. Now Auran will be focusing more on outsourcing development of the game's content to China, where they've previously had success doing so over the past two years.
That said, Fury's first major content update: Age of the Chosen is still on target for a December 14th release. Regarding the update, Hilliam said: "Fury: AotC addresses many of the issues identified by players and reviewers in the original release. We’ve greatly enhanced the new player experience and made huge improvements to a number of systems. There will be another major FURY announcement next week about further changes that will be very exciting to all players (unless of course one of the staff under strict NDA decide to leak those details as well)."
To read more, head over to the Tony Hilliam statement on the Fury forums.