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007 Legends developer Eurocom has announced that it has let go of a good majority of its staff – down to 50 from 200.
In a statement to GamesIndustry International, Hugh Binns, Eurocom director, said: "We've fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option. Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward."
Eurocom has historically been active with the Bond franchise, as well as handling other license products and ports.
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aw. thats rough.
Poor guys, it just goes to show that unoriginality and poor design choices have consequences. Awful, job-losing consequences.
Wow, that is a huge staff reduction for Eurocom. I do wish the best for all the employees that lost their jobs.
Regardless on the quality of the games this developer produced, sad to hear. Hope those employees find another job asap
75% of jobs lost? Jesus, that's a lot. Maybe it's something to do with 007 Legends being so terrible.
It had nothing to do with you releasing a terrible game that you should be ashamed of. It had nothing to do with Gamers being smarter than you had hoped, and ignoring your terrible, rushed, ugly, glitchy mess of a game. No, it had nothing to do with that. Instead, just blame a decrease in people who want console games....Actually, you are right with that one. You really are, but you forgot one word in that sentence.
There is a decline in demand for "terrible" console games. There is a great demand for awesome games. You should try making one.
Massive layoffs for a massively bad game.
I'm amazed they even had 200 people working on their games.
200 people worked on 007 Legends??!! 200 PEOPLE and the game was still utter crap..I say lay them all off!!!!!