Say what you want, but Capcom has been kicking some booty this generation. Resident Evil 7, Street Fighter V, and Monster Hunter: World have given PlayStation gamers plenty to play. As much butt as they have kicked, they did have some issues. Marvel vs Capcom Infinite didn’t set the world on fire and Deep Down, Dead Rising hasn’t exactly faired as well as the first two titles of the series.
Despite Capcom shipping 5 million copies of the latest entry of the beloved Monster Hunter series, it isn’t going to stop Capcom from scaling back on their studios. The target? Capcom Vancouver and their various projects.
According to a report from Kotaku, 50 of the 250 employees at their Vancouver wing have been laid off, an unannounced project has been canceled, and the scope of the next Dead Rising has shrunk. Yikes.
Rumors arose last year that Capcom was working on another Dead Rising title, to little fanfare from gamers. I’m no Negative Nancy, but perhaps it’s time to let the series take a break? Maybe reboot Onimusha or Dino Crisis?? Just an idea!!
We here at The PlayStation Brahs would like to wish all those impacted by layoffs the best of luck with their future endeavors.