Capcom layoffs to impact the studio's next Dead Rising game

Capcom layoffs to impact the studio's next Dead Rising game

It remains to be seen what direction Capcom will take the next game in, but it's likely that it will be more similar to the first game than the fourth.

A representative for Capcom Vancouver confirmed to GameSpot that a recent restructure has "impacted approximately 30% of the studio".

Capcom is laying off a significant number of the Capcom Vancouver team.

The unannounced game that was cancelled was still an early prototype and wasn't greenlit yet, but it was meant to be a "third-person action-adventure game set in an alternate reality version of NY", according to the source speaking with Kotaku. The Vancouver studio is the same as the Dead Rising studio, which is the team that made Dead Rising 4 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This all happened while the next Dead Rising game was in pre-production.

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Whatever your thoughts happen to be about Capcom and Dead Rising 4, the truth behind it all is that Capcom has laid off 30% of the Vancouver studio. If Capcom makes another game that performs like Dead Rising 4, there could be another round of layoffs. I guess it's not a bad idea to shrink everything into a more manageable workload. The project reportedly had 250 workers behind it, which has since been cut as part of an effort to reduce the game's scope.

While it's never a good thing to hear about layoffs, unfortunately they're just a part of business.

There is not a lot of information about the unnamed cancelled project, but it is said to have been an adventure in third-person perspective that was set on an alternative version of New York City. That's everything we know about it, and will likely ever know.