Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Capcom shuttering Vancouver studio that developed Dead Rising series

Capcom shuttering Vancouver studio that developed Dead Rising series Capcom shuttering Vancouver studio that developed Dead Rising series
Sherri Watson | 21 September, 2018, 00:13

A skeleton crew will remain at Capcom Vancouver until January to finalize closure operations and logistics. Their first game for Capcom was Dead Rising 2, and apart from a mobile version of Puzzle Fighter they've worked exclusively on the franchise ever since. "To support this objective, new R&D facilities and annual hiring have been underway at the Osaka headquarters", Capcom said in a statement.

The Resident Evil creator confirmed the news to Kotaku following a review of Vancouver's in-development projects, which have now been cancelled and the studio shuttered.

As part of this overall direction, the CV studio will suspend operations, effective today, so the current staff will be laid off and the office will be closed. While Capcom has thanked the developed studio for its "hard work and contributions.in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter", it's unclear what the future holds for the former, more popular, franchise. Despite the anticipated loss, it's not changing its forecast for the rest of the fiscal year. Along with this announcement, they have also shared that Monster Hunter World sales on PC have exceeded their expectations.

Dead Rising 5 might be possibly canceled if it was ever in development as the series is put on hold due to the cancellation of several projects at the main studio behind it.

Capcom has revealed plans to terminate all projects that their internal studio, Capcom Vancouver, is now working on, meaning the future of Dead Rising is hanging in the balance. "No new titles have been announced".