Capcom Shakes Up Studio Behind Dead Rising Sequels

Capcom Vancouver undergoes a restructure with the next Dead Rising still in development.

By Chris Morse

Capcom has made some major changes to its Vancouver studio, Kotaku reports. These have been all-but-confirmed by an official statement released by the publisher earlier this morning. The original report detailed significant layoffs within Capcom Vancouver as well as the cancellation of one of the studio's unannounced projects. The source also indicates that the next Dead Rising game, which is still being developed, would be getting its scope adjusted to bring it in line with the new structure.

The official statement from Capcom reads as follows:

Capcom Vancouver has undergone a restructure which has impacted approximately 30% of the studio, as part of its regular periodic assessment of upcoming projects and overall studio goals. The team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series.

The Vancouver studio did not develop the original Dead Rising, but was responsible for all of the sequels since then, including the new one actively being worked on. We're not sure of the specific impact of these layoffs or when we can expect the franchise's next game, but we'll be sure to keep you posted when we hear more. Are you worried about the future of Dead Rising? Let us know in the discussion below.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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