Layoffs Reported At Dead Rising 2 Developer

Rumours are swirling that Capcom Vancouver, the development studio behind Dead Rising 2, has laid off multiple people.

One source contacted Kotaku to tell us he knew several people who were laid off today. Multiple people also reported the layoffs both on Twitter and the gaming message board NeoGAF.

Yesterday on Twitter, in response to news that BioWare Austin had laid off employees, a recruiter for Capcom Vancouver said they were hiring.

I've reached out to Capcom for comment and will update should they respond.

Update: Our source has just informed us that there is a company-wide meeting scheduled for 3pm Pacific Time (8am AEST).


Comments

    if they're only laying off "several people" then it's not exactly big news, individuals get laid off all the time for many different reasons.

    Aren't they working on two new projects? I've seen quite a few job adds coming from them over the last few months. I would know, I'm trying to get a job there ;).

    And yeah, two people getting laid off is hardly a catastrophe in the industry. Layoffs always seem to be blown up by the media. I noticed on Linkedin that two people were hired at Capcom the other week, you could report on that?

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