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Major layoffs at Radical Entertainment confirmed by Activision
Posted: 29.06.2012 05:56 by Comments: 3
Activision has confirmed that there have been "significant" layoffs at the Vancouver-based developer Radical Entertainment. The developer had most recently worked on Prototype and Prototype 2. The firings were due to lower-than-expected sales for the latter game.

According to an Activision spokeperson, "Radical is a very talented studio and has been a great partner to Activision. Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience. Following an exploration of a wide range of options, it was determined that closing Radical Entertainment as a creative entity was the only option."

The studio will not be shut down. Rather, the company will be stripped down to essential staff. "We met with the team and are currently exploring various options for the future of the studio including a potential sale of the business," the spokesperson explained. "Our preference would be to keep the team together, however, it is too early to say anything further at this time."

The developer reportedly had a staff of 90. Stay tuned.
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Comments

By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jun 30, 2012
HenoKutus
They better made Haze 2 for the PS3 instead of Prototype 2,too late now,i quess.
Shame,another great studio bites the dust.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 01, 2012
unsilviu
The main problem, I think, is that it's mostly the programmers getting the boot, and not the executives who took the wrong decisions.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jul 03, 2012
HenoKutus
I think you're probably right,a damn shame!