007 Legends Developer to be Hit With Job Losses

No numbers as of yet, but statement coming soon.

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Gamescom 2012
Gamescom 2012
Derby-based developer Eurocom is set to be shaken and stirred as a report claims it will announce "wide-ranging redundancies" later today.

While the studio isn't set to close, GamesIndustry states that a number of layoffs are expected. How many, exactly? That's not yet clear, although hundreds of employees currently work for the studio. A statement is expected soon.

Eurocom was formed in 1988 and has been making games since the NES days. But, in recent years, its work has turned to ports and license-based games. Dead Space: Extraction and the Goldeneye 007 remake put its name in the spotlight.

But critical misfire 007 Legends is assumed to be a major setback for the company, along with Harry Potter for Kinect, which released with nary a whimper in October.


Sahir 1 Dec 2012 06:36
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