The lights are on
The developer behind Dead Rising 2 suffered layoffs today, Capcom confirmed. The company let go 7 percent of its total workforce due to an "unsuitable fit" with studio goals.
"Capcom Vancouver has laid off 20 staff as part of its regular periodic assessment of overall studio goals," a representative told Game Informer. "The studio is actively hiring talented staff to support its goal of delivering high quality games."
The Vancouver-based studio first formed in 2005 as Blue Castle Games before being renamed to Capcom Vancouver after being acquired in September 2010.
Sorry to hear that. My wishes go out to those fellow Canadians who are jobless. At least Capcom is laying off Activishion style
This is what some Mega man fans are saying: "**** YEAH BABY!!!! PAYBACK!!!"
Anyways, it's pretty sad to see layoffs on companies. So best luck to the people who lost their jobs.
I wish the people who LOST their jobs the best and hope they find work soon.
When anyone loses their job it's a bad thing. Sorry to hear about it guys, hope they can bring their talents elsewhere and produce more great games!
Sheesh, that's too bad. It's always too bad when people lose their jobs.
Well, I for one enjoyed Dead Rising 2. I don't need new talent at Capcom Vancouver.
Thats a lame excuse.
they are still growing but laying off people?
please stop with these nice ways of saying we're "going broke so we got to get rid of some people."
That's fine - this is healthy. It's best to let off a relatively few guys now and then than find yourselves in a "38 Studios situation" (or "Krome situation"). You don't want to find yourself sitting on a bloated studio with not nearly enough money, or work, to keep 'em busy.
Besides, what are these guys even up to now? It wouldn't be unreasonable to assume they're doing outsourcing for Resident Evil 6 - Capcom has teams l over the world contributing to that game. But in terms of next original game, I hope it's something ...well, new. I hope not just Dead Rising 3.
Ah no. >_>
Capcom is a huge money-hungry-dlc-happy company..but its easy to forget it employs a lot of good and creative people. Always sad to hear about these lay-offs.