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Capcom Vancouver Employees Laid Off, Studio Shutting Down

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2018 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT

Earlier today Capcom announced that it terminated several  development projects at its Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, and we now learned that as a result, CV will be shutting down.

After we revealed that Capcom canceled several unannounced titles at its Vancouver studio, we reached out to Capcom PR for more details, and we learned that all employees at Capcom Vancouver have been fired and that the studio will be closing as a result.

Capcom is currently reviewing the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content. Capcom has been focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations. To support this objective, new R&D facilities and annual hiring have been underway at the Osaka headquarters. In consideration of this process, as a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan.

As part of this overall direction, the CV studio will suspend operations, effective today, so the current staff will be laid off and the office will be closed.

Regarding the question about the canceled titles, we can confirm that multiple titles were cancelled, but have no further details to share.

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.

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