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Most of Radical Entertainment laid off
Developer hit with layoffs, will no longer develop games
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jun 29, 2012 - 11:46am EST (Jun 29, 2012 11:46)
Sad news this week, as Radical Entertainment has announced they are letting go of most of the staff and will no longer develop new titles.
The confirmation arrived via Facebook, where the page read: "This morning Radical Entertainment went through a significant reduction in staff. We're very proud of what we achieved with the PROTOTYPE franchise. And a special "thanks" to the PROTOTYPE Army and all our extremely loyal and passionate fans for supporting Radical Entertainment. We couldn't have come this far without you."
Activsion has also made a statement regarding the matter, all but confirming the fate of the studio. "Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience. As such, some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing Activision Publishing projects, but the studio will cease development of its own games going forward."
Radical Entertainment is based out of Vancouver, Canada and was formed in 1991. Radical is most well-known for creating the Prototype franchise. The studio confirms that even with this grim announcement, the PC version of Prototype 2 is slated to release as planned on July 24th, 2012.