Developer Eurocom has shocked employees at the studio by announcing a mass redundancy plan that will see just 50 staff remain. The sudden lay-offs are based on ‘steep console decline’, made in light of poor sales of 007 Legends, which the studio developed.
The developer is known for their work on Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Dead Space and Duke Nukem franchises over the last 24 years, but the remaining 50 staff will work primarily on mobile games.
According to studio director Hugh Binns who spoke to GamesIndustry International recently, the inability to strike deals with publishers was the main source of the studio’s downfall.
“Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we’ve made the majority of our workforce redundant today,” he said.
“This includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we’d like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts.”
“Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward.”
It’s never good seeing anyone lose out on their jobs, we hope all those who are affected by this get back making games as soon as possible.