An anonymous source revealed that Capcom fired 50 employee’s from it’s Vancouver office. According to various reports, an unnamed project has also been scrapped. The untitled project was a very early prototype of a third person action game set in an alternate New York, according to the source.
The source indicated the layoff’s are part of a significant reorganizaton plan for Capcom, that is seeking to streamline the business and cut down on project costs. The next Dead Rising title is ‘over-scoped and under staffed’ the source said.
According to Linkedin, the Vancouver studio employs approximately 250 member of staff working on various different projects. The studio was responsible for developing the second, third and fourth zombie killing games in the popular Dead Rising franchise.
Apart from Dead Rising, the studio also produces various mobile games such as the 2017 title Puzzle Fighter.