Radical Staff Cuts

The Vancouver Sun (thanks Edge Online) reports another unfortunate round of developer layoffs, as around 100 employees have been let go from Radical Entertainment, which represents approximately half the staff of the Canadian developer. The cuts are the latest fallout from the Activision Blizzard merger, as two of the studios' four projects were cut as part of the newly merged company's focus on its bottom line. Word is: "Last month, Activision Blizzard said it would go ahead with five games or franchises including Radical's Crash Bandicoot, and Prototype, a new game created by Radical that will debut in 2009. Radical's hit title Scarface: The World is Yours was not listed. Rubin said Radical would be offering laid-off employees a number of tools and resources to help them find new employment."
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In Vancouver, they have tons of options.

Relic, Piranha, Rockstar, Nokia, Next Level, Jarhead, Electronic Arts (2 offices)...the list goes on.

Think I read somewhere there were over 80 game development companies in BC (British Columbia). Obviously that spans all platforms from Flash & Java games to cell phone games and of course all major console and PC platforms.

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Wow that sucks hard. Where do a hundred game development employees go?
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Aug 14, 2008, 12:20
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Poor Radical just can't seem to catch a break. They just keep getting the shaft from their partners/owners.

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There's nothing radical about staff cuts

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OMG, Prototype was looking amazing. What a bunch of shitheads.

Not to say that no one is being a shithead, but the way I read this, Prototype is still in production.
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OMG, Prototype was looking amazing. What a bunch of shitheads.
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Hate to say it but.....I told ya so.....

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