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Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down

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Photo Courtesy: Xbox.com

Photo Courtesy: Xbox.com

Photo Courtesy: Xbox.com

Capcom is shutting down one of it’s biggest studios, Capcom Vancouver. Capcom Game Studio Vancouver worked mainly on the latest Dead Rising games. They were already facing troubles having to lay off a number of people this year, and on Sept 18th 2018 they announced that they would be closing the studio.

Capcom states that 158 people will be losing their job due to its closing. “A skeleton crew will remain until January 2019 to finalize closure operations and logistics”.

As previously stated, the studio worked mainly on the Dead Rising franchise. A game that pinned you up against hordes of zombies, that allowed you to use literally everything as a weapon to defend yourself. Vancouver worked mostly on sequels, with a new one in the works, while the original was made in Japan.

In February the company had to lay off 30% of its staff. Capcom had this to say “the team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series.”.

As for Dead Rising it’s still unknown what will happen to the game. The main studio did shut down but Capcom still has it. As for all the workers who had lost their jobs a good number of them are heading over to EA.

“We appreciate the hard work and contributions of all the studio team members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter”, said by a Capcom rep.

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