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bishoptl
(07-18-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Bloody hell. News is just trickling in. At least two of my colleagues caught up in it, more to come.

Update:

Last edited by Nirolak; 07-18-2012 at 11:09 PM.
Ushojax
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(07-18-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Worst generation ever. The number of studio foldings and layoffs has been catastrophic.
subversus
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(07-18-2012, 09:47 PM)
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those guys who made Dead Rising II?
salromano
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(07-18-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Oh no. =(

Capcom Vancouver, for those who don't know, used to be Blue Castle Games. They're behind Dead Rising 2 and its three offshoots.
jbug617
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(07-18-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by subversus

those guys who made Dead Rising II?

I believe so. They haven't announced their next project yet but I know Ono is working with them.
Elginer
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(07-18-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Damn man, really. :(
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(07-18-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Even them? Dead Rising 3 was supposed to be already announced, no? We had that user who leaked Dead Space 3 with the co-op details leaking DR3 too...
snoopeasystreet
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(07-18-2012, 09:48 PM)
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DR2 was great. Hopefully the studio is left standing.
The Ace of Knaves
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(07-18-2012, 09:48 PM)
This generation really does suck, I liked Dead Rising 2 a lot.
BY2K
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(07-18-2012, 09:49 PM)
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What? But... Dead Rising 2 did pretty well, no?
Shining Sunshine
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(07-18-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Layoff when nothing did poorly?

That sucks.
SenEXunk
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(07-18-2012, 09:49 PM)
And Capcom only bought them like 2 years ago.
subversus
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(07-18-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

I believe so. They haven't announced their next project yet but I know Ono is working with them.

if it is the case then there might be something wrong with the game they are currently working on.
Ridley327
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(07-18-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Sad to hear. Dead Rising 2 turning out as great as it did was one of the most welcome surprises of this gen.
duckroll
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Shit. Did Dead Rising 3 get canned?!
miladesn
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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best of luck to those affected. I wonder if that one new IP? they had is canned
Seven Force
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Damn, didn't they only become a Capcom studio relatively recently? Sucks :(
BY2K
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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And Capcom just bought them like 2 years ago.

Something went terribly wrong.
lunchwithyuzo
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
Sucks. DR2 was the one western collab of Capcom's that I really liked. Was hoping for a Wii U collection or something. :/
MrDaravon
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

Worst generation ever. The number of studio foldings and layoffs has been catastrophic.

There's also been insane growth in both staffing and costs; seems like the bubble was going to burst at some point. Hopefully everyone affected lands on their feet.
Bollocks
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(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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The gamdev scene in Vancouver is really starting to fall apart :/
TemplaerDude
(07-18-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Not a good time to be a Vancouver developer. Hope everyone lands on their feet.
salromano
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(07-18-2012, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Shit. Did Dead Rising 3 get canned?!

According to their site, their next game has no zombies.
Kizer
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(07-18-2012, 09:51 PM)
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This is depressing news. It's never fun to hear about people losing their jobs.
smurfx
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(07-18-2012, 09:51 PM)
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don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(07-18-2012, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by subversus

if it is the case then there might be something wrong with the game they are currently working on.

Ono working with them?

...

Don't tell me something is going wrong with DarkStalkers's supposed revival.
lunchwithyuzo
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(07-18-2012, 09:51 PM)

Originally Posted by jbug617

I believe so. They haven't announced their next project yet but I know Ono is working with them.

I thought it was 2 projects, DR3 and an original IP?
SolarPowered
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(07-18-2012, 09:53 PM)
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Good luck to those guys who got let go. It's been a harsh time for the industry. I hope the next round of consoles and business ideas can reduce the frequency of these terrible layoffs.

Originally Posted by smurfx

don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.

First thing that came to my mind.
enzo_gt
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(07-18-2012, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by lunchwithyuzo

I thought it was 2 projects, DR3 and an original IP?

This is what I last heard, presumably Ono brought in to help with the new IP.
AgentOtaku
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(07-18-2012, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by bishoptl

Bloody hell. News is just trickling in. At least two of my colleagues caught up in it, more to come.

Fuuuuuck!

:(
george_us
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(07-18-2012, 09:54 PM)
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Wow.

Condolences man.

Between the Bioware layoffs and this, it's been a rough couple of days.
SenEXunk
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(07-18-2012, 09:54 PM)

Originally Posted by salromano

According to their site, their next game has no zombies.

That's for the better since Capcom has been releasing too many zombie games lately. Prob because the suits themselves are a bunch of brain dead zombies.
Chavelo
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(07-18-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.

To hell with Capcom if this is true. :(
VariantX
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(07-18-2012, 09:55 PM)
DR2 was one of the two western collabs that worked out great for them, sucks to hear.
StriKeVillain
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(07-18-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.

He's probably the dude bodying all of them up there. Angel of death.
Dog Problems
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(07-18-2012, 09:56 PM)
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RIP Dead Rising. You were one of the best franchises to come from this generation.

Hope those guys find new jobs quick.
BY2K
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(07-18-2012, 09:56 PM)
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You work at Capcom Vancouver, Bish?
MiniBossBattle
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(07-18-2012, 09:56 PM)
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Explains my old co-worker posting up a ton of his zbrush doodles on facebook and updating his linkedin account.
ClovingWestbrook
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(07-18-2012, 09:56 PM)
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Freaking Capcom! I hope the devs affected have a speedy bounce back :(
ViewtifulJC
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(07-18-2012, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

This is what I last heard, presumably Ono brought in to help with the new IP.

So there goes Ono, then

to join SSM and S-Kill, that is
jbug617
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(07-18-2012, 09:59 PM)
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Ono was a producer on Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams and there were rumors of a western studio was working on Onimusha around the time of the Lost Planet 3 debut.
sikkinixx
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(07-18-2012, 09:59 PM)
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Sad for those affected. This generation hasn't been too kind indeed.
BY2K
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(07-18-2012, 10:00 PM)
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How in the hell are devs that aren't EA or Activision kind of big going to survive the next-gen?
duckroll
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(07-18-2012, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

Ono was a producer on Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams and there were rumors of a western studio was working on Onimusha around the time of the Lost Planet 3 debut.

Yeah but didn't those rumors all line up with the other game the LP3 devs are doing?
bishoptl
(07-18-2012, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

You work at Capcom Vancouver, Bish?

No, no. I have several friends who do, however. Vancouver software industry is pretty incestuous, nearly everyone who's been doing this for 6+ years has worked together at some point or another, it seems.
Cloudius12
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(07-18-2012, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.

pretty fucked up if true.
ViewtifulJC
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(07-18-2012, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

How in the hell are devs that aren't EA or Activision kind of big going to survive the next-gen?

When they're bought BY EA or Activision and live on as one of their many appendages.

But I worry about that shit. A company like Treasure, only has 30-40 something employees. They used to be able to put out a new game every 1-2 years. Now their last new game was in 2008, and they only have the manpower to recreate their classics for XBLA.

feels bad, man
The Ace of Knaves
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(07-18-2012, 10:04 PM)

Originally Posted by SolarPowered

First thing that came to my mind.

No way.
Sadist
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(07-18-2012, 10:04 PM)
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Oh man, hope the guys affected will find a new job soon.

I like Dead Rising 2 btw.
ShockingAlberto
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(07-18-2012, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Shit. Did Dead Rising 3 get canned?!

Would not surprise me.

We should have gotten an announcement at Captivate and then nothing came. The rumors were pretty damn strong.

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