an unconfirmed rumor of layoffs at Capcom Vancouver,
attributing the news to "a person familiar with the company as well as various
posts on social media." Their source tells them that this will affect the scope
of an unannounced upcoming Dead Rising game, which they say "had been
over-scoped and under-staffed." They also say another unannounced game was
cancelled along the way:
Capcom has laid off a significant number of staff
in its Vancouver office as part of a shift that saw the company cancel an
unannounced project and cut scope on the next Dead Rising, according to a person
familiar with the company as well as various posts on social media.
The source, who spoke anonymously so as not to risk their career, said around 50
people were laid off as part of a reorganization aimed to streamline the company
and wrangle the next Dead Rising, which had been over-scoped and under-staffed
(as many video games are).