Capcom Vancouver has officially closed

The studio behind the Dead Rising series has been laid to rest.

Today, it was announced that the studio behind the Dead Rising series, Capcom Vancouver, has closed. The news isn’t too surprising considering that back in February, employees at Capcom Vancouver suffered mass layoffs, with 30% of the studio affected. In fact, employees at Capcom Vancouver noted that job loss and transfers to studios like EA Vancouver have been happening for a while now.

Despite the issues Capcom Vancouver has suffered over the past few years, it’s still sad to hear about the studio’s closure. Capcom Vancouver founded in 2005 and released several hit games, most notably the Dead Rising series. Up to 158 employees will be out of work thanks to the shutdown, while the future of the Dead Rising series remains up in the air.

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Future projects may be shelved, though it’s also possible the next rumored entry in the Dead Rising series will be passed along to Capcom in Japan. Speaking with Kotaku, a representative from Capcom Vancouver stated:

“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. A skeleton crew will remain until January 2019 to finalize closure operations and logistics.”

Our hearts go out to the employees facing layoffs due to the closure of Capcom Vancouver. We’ll be sure to update with more information as it’s released, including the future of Capcom Vancouver titles like the Dead Rising series. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the studio’s closure? Are you upset at the decision, or is this something you’ve seen coming for a while? Let us know down in the comments below.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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