Capcom confirms layoffs at Vancouver studio

Dead Rising team loses 7% of staff

Capcom has confirmed it has let a number of staff go at its Vancouver studio, the team responsible for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

"Capcom Vancouver has let go seven per cent of our employees as a result of unsuitable fit with the studio goals," said the company via Twitter. However, it emphasised that the studio is still looking to hire new talent.

The studio stated life as Blue Castle Games and was acquired by Capcom in September 2010.

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 5 years ago
CAPCOM seems to be creating brands like crazy hoping they hit, and if they dont work, they burn them and get rid of employee's too. Whoever is managing CAPCOM should be replaced or fired. It really isnt the same company anymore. They have so many franchises built over the years that they are simply being left for dead. They are now pouring everything they have at resident evil, and quite frankly, the franchise died after number 4. Its like they are throwing in Zomies, tentacles, monsters, three campaigns, Chris redfield is now a drunkard character. Chris adicted to drinking? They already bastardized Jill's and Wesker's character in RE5 now chris? Anyway capcoms big game creaters are gone, Keiji Inafune, Shinji Mikami, Akiman etc etc etc. Now the only guy doing anything there is Yoshinori Ono.

I know this post is not really relevant to the article, but dead rising is a franchise that has potential, and its another one thats seems to be on its way to be killed off as well.
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
I didn't play Dead Rising, but really liked the second game. For all its foibles and annoyances I thought it was very fun and enjoyable. Hope the Capcom Vancouver team is okay, and I look forward to more Dead Rising instalments. Good luck to all those affected by this.
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