The lights are on
Eurocom, the developer behind the recent James Bond title 007 Legends, has let go the remaining of its staff this morning. Last month, the developer cut about 150 jobs and today cut the remaining 50.
"Since 2008, there has been a steep decline in the sales of Console and PC games, which has led to a severe contraction in the number of new games being commissioned from global publishers of entertainment software," the studio said in a statement to Eurogamer.
"The company has also faced intense competition from developers in countries with lower costs or those subsidized with generous games tax credits."
Eurocom first opened in October 1988. The developer last shipped Harry Potter for Kinect, 007 Legends, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, and GoldenEye 007 for Wii.
Well that's unfortunate, I just hope they can find work elsewhere. Those Bond games didn't get the best support from Activision, and rushing Legends did it no favors.
That's too bad, hopefully they can get a job with another developer.
I wish them the best of luck...
I knew it would happen eventually. I just had that feeling when playing 007 Legends.
doesn't really surprise me with how much bad stuff was in the game.
Sorry to hear about all of those employees, but to the studio, I say this: What were thinking anyways?! Hope those probably talented workers find jobs again, but I give no love to a cheap studio. At least Skyfall saved Bond himself this year.
Terrible. And another company developing crappy Activision-published games.
Well that certainly sucks. It's never a good day when a business- successful or otherwise, shuts it's doors...
The evil Bobby Kottick vampire did this. Everyone, get your tools ready. Cause it's Activision season, in the middle... Of December. *Cluc-Chank*.
Best of luck to the people who lost their jobs. It's a tough business. Given the poor reviews of their games, you wonder whether they just made lousy games because they lacked the talent or the leadership or if Activision didn't give them the budgets they needed to make their games worth buying.
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! This stinks, I hate for anyone to lose their jobs, and it is the worst when a studio closes down because a lot more people lose their jobs, but that is painfully obvious, isn't it?
This is sad. They made Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy, a very little known game that I adored.
The Bond franchise needs a new developer.
*nods head* best of luck,.
Unfortunate for those losing jobs, but I don't exactly see a great game among the recent shipped games so it was certainly foreseeable.