Layoffs Strike Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver

Dead Rising developer hit with layoffs

By Grayshadow, Posted 06 Feb 2018

Capcom Vancouver, known for developing the Dead Rising series, has been hit with layoffs.

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Capcom told IGN:

“Capcom Vancouver has undergone a restructure which has impacted approximately 30 percent of the studio, as part of its regular periodic assessment of upcoming projects and overall studio goals. The team is continuing to work to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedication to it flagship Dead Rising series.”

According to a source who spoke to Kotaku, Capcom Vancouver's latest project has been canceled and the scope of the next Dead Rising game has been reduced. The game was supposed to take place in an alternate reality version of NYC.

Capcom Vancouver was formerly known as Blue Castle Games, the makers of the arcade-style baseball game The Bigs. Capcom acquired the studio in 2010 and started work on the Dead Rising franchise, starting with Dead Rising 2. Dead Rising 4 originally launched for Xbox One and PC in 2016 then on PS4 last December. You can check out our review here.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Dead Rising 4

80/100

Platform(s): Xbox One, PC
Publisher(s): Microsoft Studios
Developer(s): Capcom Vancouver
Genres: Survival Horror
Themes: Zombie Apocalypse
Release Date: 2016-12-06

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