Earlier today Capcom announced that it terminated several development projects at its Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, and WorthPlaying has now learned that as a result, CV will be shutting down.
That's a damn shame.
Yes. At least there are plenty of other studios in the area for those ex employees to find work at.
That sucks but focus on your Japanese branch first and foremost.
Well, after this morning's news, not really unexpected. They had been working on those titles for at least 2 years, so for those to then get canceled, that's a HUGE financial burden for Capcom. Probably also meant that the titles were not to their HQ's liking after all this time. Sad for the people who got laid off though :(
I knew it as soon as I saw “multiple projects canceled” earlier or yesterday. That sucks. They weren’t a bad developer they just weren’t able to capture the magic of the first dead rising and it’s not surprising, it’s a quirky Japanese game. They might have been capcom but they didn’t have the Japanese style. They would have been much better off with a different franchise.
No Dead Rising 5
Unless someone money hats it
Both Dead Rising 3 and 4 received funding from Microsoft. Dead Rising 4 didn't perform well, it failed to meet sales expectations. It is unlikely an external backer would support a new entry in the Dead Rising series.
Who’d want to after Dead Rising 4 underperformed
There's not really much left to do with the series anyway.
If Capcom isn't going to continue it, I wouldn't be surprised if THQ Nordic buys the IP from hem.
When has Capcom ever sold their IP?? that also to THQ out of all the gaming companies. They would rather let it sleep for a couple of years and maybe announce one for the PS5/Xbox 2.
Capcom isn’t going to sell the IP. I don’t think Capcom has sold any of their franchises especially since they like featuring them in crossovers. Dead Rising itself has always featured plenty of Capcom references, so it’s impossible to separate this franchise from this publisher.
Sucks, but there are a few good development houses in the vicinity. Hopefully these guys won't stay unemployed long.
Not surprised to hear this sucks for the ppl effected by this, but it seemed inevitable as dead rising lacked the quality to attract enough people to buy those games. Capcom couldn't afford to maintain this branch with the millions wasted on that franchise. Tough call but had to be made.
What games got the axe besides Dead Rising?
the games they were working on were yet unannounced, so it's not even sure they were working on a new DR game. Their recruitment/career page mentioned they were looking for people familiar with open-world action games, and the only thing that was officially revealed is that they were Unreal Engine 4 titles.
Hopefully they'll get on their feet as soon a possible.
Can’t hurt me. I love Capcom, but I was never a fan of dead rising.
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