Radical Entertainment Seems to Be Shutting Down Due to the Lack of Sales of Prototype 2
According to a tweet today made by Rob Bridgett, Senior Audio Director of Radical Entertainment, it looks like the studio who brought us Prototype 1 and 2 will be shutting down.
In a simple post of “RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012” found here, Bridgett’s statement has created a buzz around the internet. Activision Blizzard officials, whom Radical is a part of, had this to say.
“Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience,” according to an Activision statement. “Radical is a very talented team of developers, however, we have explored various options for the studio, including a potential sale of the business, and have made a difficult conclusion through the consultation process that the only remaining option is a significant reduction in staff. As such, some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing Activision Publishing projects, but the studio will cease development of its own games going forward.”
Since release, there has also been heavy promotion on Twitter with free promo codes every Tuesday, but it doesn’t look like that even the constant giveaways were enough to keep a big enough interest.