"majority of our workforce redundant".
That painful figure includes "very experienced, talented and highly skilled" developers as the studio "fought to try and save as many jobs as possible," but a decline in demand forced restructuring.
Eurocom's latest title was 007 Legends which received a poor critical reception as it languishes with a Metacritic score of just 45 for Xbox 360. Mobile is the new focus.
“Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we’ve made the majority of our workforce redundant today," confirmed Hugh Binns following rumours of massive layoffs. “This includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we’d like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts.”
“We’ve fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option. Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward.”
007 Legends developer Eurocom cut down to 50 employees
23 November 2012 | By Simon Priest