The firm launched a public assertion immediately concerning the closing:
Capcom has been targeted on growing the effectivity and progress of its recreation improvement operations. To help this goal, new R&D amenities and annual hiring have been underway on the Osaka headquarters. In consideration of this course of, because of reviewing titles in improvement at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has determined to cancel the event tasks at this studio and can focus improvement of main titles in Japan.
We respect the arduous work and contributions of all of the studio group members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising collection and Puzzle Fighter.
Capcom had beforehand been restructuring its Vancouver operation, and had laid off round 50 individuals from the studio earlier this yr. Some of the Capcom Vancouver crew have posted concerning the closure on Twitter:
Unfortunately Capcom Vancouver shuttered in the present day. I’m in a little bit of a shock, but when you realize of anybody in search of an 18 yr skilled recreation designer ship them my approach. Spread the phrase!
— Aidan Scanlan (@aidanscanlan) September 18, 2018
Still in shock concerning the information of @CapcomVancouver shutting down. Was one hell of a journey. Lotsa nice occasions with amazingly gifted individuals. Thanks for the adventures. Cheers to new beginnings. #gamedev #Animation
— Henry Truong (@thathenryguy) September 18, 2018
Capcom launched a notice in the present day saying that it expects to report losses of four.5 billion yen ($40 million USD) from the termination of improvement on tasks at its Vancouver studio. Overall, nevertheless, the corporate is having a banner yr because of the blockbuster success of Monster Hunter: World, which has bought over 10 million copies throughout all platforms since being launched in January.