Gas Powered Games has laid off a substantial amount of their team and Chris Taylor has posted a video in order to explain the reason why.

The video is posted on the Wildman Kickstarter page and shows a very serious, yet still somewhat optimistic Chris Taylor. He says that if he ran the team through the entire Kickstarter campaign and it fails, he'd have to let everyone go, shut down Gas Powered Games, and none of the team will receive any unpaid PTO or severance pay.

"That, I decided, was not worth it," says Taylor. He's taken risks with his company before, but doesn't believe it's worth risking people's livelihoods this time around, especially with the current economic climate.

He then asks the Kickstarter audience if he should continue the campaign, in which case he'd hire everyone back if the project is successful, or if he should just shut the whole thing down.

You can watch the video and vote in comments section on the campaign page here. And as always, please let us know what you think in the comments below!