Capcom announced today that projects that were in development from Dead Rising Developer, Capcom Vancouver, have been terminated. The information was revealed in a press release that is linked here.
Capcom is currently “Reviewing the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content” when it comes to Capcom Vancouver. Capcom is expecting the termination of these projects to cost the company 4.5 billion yen, which is about 40 million in US dollars.
Capcom Vancouver also saw layoffs earlier this year, as reported by Kotaku. This is certainly disappointing as Dead Rising is one of Capcom’s only western-developed and western-focused franchises. However, it is not necessarily surprising; Dead Rising 3 and Dead Rising 4 have been hit with their own controversies in how the former changed gameplay systems and how the latter felt rushed and underdeveloped.
It appears as if Capcom Vancouver has not been closed and is still an open studio. Nevertheless, what comes of Capcom’s review of Capcom Vancouver remains unknown but will certainly be interesting to see. Be sure to stay here if any new news emerges regarding Capcom Vancouver.
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