Layoffs Strike Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver

Capcom Vancouver is hit with layoffs, while the scope of the next Dead Rising game was reportedly reduced, with another project canceled.

on February 5, 2018 5:48 PM

Capcom Vancouver, the studio most notably known for the Dead Rising series, has been hit by layoffs. This is the statement that Capcom has provided:

“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.”

The statement provided to IGN follows a report by Kotaku indicating “around 50 people were laid off.” Additionally, it also stated that the Vancouver studio has cut the scope on its next Dead Rising game, as well as canceled an unannounced project.

Capcom Vancouver was formerly known as Blue Castle Games, the makers of the arcade-style baseball game The Bigs. After being acquired by Capcom in 2010, the studio is most notably known for its work on the Dead Rising franchise beginning with Dead Rising 2.

Dead Rising 4 originally launched for Xbox One and PC in 2016; it then released on PS4 last December. You can check out our review to see what we thought of Frank West’s latest adventure in the zombie-filled open world.

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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.