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Radical Entertainment downsizing, working on ‘Activision publishing’ projects

Radical Entertainment, the Canada-based game studio behind games like Prototype and Scarface is tobe minimized to support other existing products within Activision.

An official statement on the matter from the publisher says:

“Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience. Radical is a very talented team of developers, however, we have explored various options for the studio, including a potential sale of the business, and have made a difficult conclusion through the consultation process that the only remaining option is a significant reduction in staff.

“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’s last title was Prototype 2. It was met with decent reviews, however it seems like this was not enough to save the studio.

We wish any staff affected by this news all the best for the future.

Edited On 28 Jun, 2012

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