Gaming giant Capcom shutters its Burnaby studio

Angelica Greene
Сентября 21, 2018

As such, the closure of Capcom Vancouver does not necessarily mean the end of Dead Rising, although the series has underperformed in recent years - and like Rise Of The Tomb Raider the fact that Dead Rising 4 was a timed Xbox exclusive did not help the situation.

In February Capcom announced it had canceled at least two projects at the studios: an unannounced action-adventure title, and the next Dead Rising title.

The Resident Evil creator confirmed the news to Kotaku following a review of Vancouver's in-development projects, which have now been cancelled and the studio shuttered.

Roughly 158 employees will be affected by the studio's closure, notes Variety.

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In a statement circulated to various outlets, Capcom says it "has been focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations".

Initially, Capcom only announced the cancellation of a number of projects at the studio, incurring loses for the company of around £30 million.

Other games developed at the Capcom Vancouver office included Puzzle Fighter, The Bigs and MLB Front Office Manager. "We appreciate the hard work and contributions of all the studio team members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter", the representative said. It was then later ported to the PS4 as well, but by that time, it was too late to restore any interest in the series due to the lackluster critical and fan reception towards Dead Rising 4. Along with this announcement, they have also shared that Monster Hunter World sales on PC have exceeded their expectations.

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