Projects in development have been canceled
Sad news today for all the employees at Capcom Vancouver, which until now was Capcom's biggest western studio. Following layoffs from earlier in the year, Capcom confirmed the closing of the studio, adding that all projects in development have been cancelled.
Capcom Vancouver mostly focused on the Dead Rising series, starting with 2010's Dead Rising 2 back when they were known as Blue Castle Games. Add-on content followed for the sequel, and the series continued under the guidance of Capcom Vancouver with Dead Rising 3 and Dead Rising 4. The team also worked on the mobile Puzzle Fighter.
Beyond news that the projects have been cancelled, a statement to Kotaku said Capcom plans to "concentrate development of major titles in Japan."
Capcom Vancouver will have a skeleton crew in place to handle logistics and finalize closure operations until January 2019. All in all, the closing will leave 158 studio employees without a job.