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Capcom Vancouver lays off 7% of staff, but is apparently still hiring

bishoptl

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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:

 

Ushojax

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

subversus

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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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Sad to hear. Dead Rising 2 turning out as great as it did was one of the most welcome surprises of this gen.
 

Pooya

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best of luck to those affected. I wonder if that one new IP? they had is canned
 

lunchwithyuzo

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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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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.
 

SolarPowered

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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.
don't tell me they shipped out ono to capcom vancouver just so they can fire him.
First thing that came to my mind.
 

Dog Problems

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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.
 

jbug617

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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.
 

BY2K

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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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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

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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.
 

ViewtifulJC

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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?
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