James Bond Developer Eurocom Closes its Doors - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 07 December 2012 / 6,729 Views
Eurogamer has learned that James Bond developer Eurocom has announced that it will be closing its doors. The studio let go of 150 of its just under 200 employees a month ago, however the remaining 42 employees have been let go.
"...the directors of Eurocom filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint an Administrator at Court in order to allow time for attempts to save the Eurocom business," read a statement from the developer.
"The Administrator and the company's directors have been negotiating with customers surrounding new contracts to develop console games, however these contracts could not be secured in time and due to insufficient funds to pay outstanding wages, Eurocom today entered Administration."
"As a result, the remaining 42 employees have been made redundant today and the business has ceased to trade after some 25 years, having grown organically to become one of the largest and most prolific independent console games developers worldwide."
"The Directors of Eurocom would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to all their staff that have been made redundant at this difficult time, and show their appreciation of all of their hard work in consistently delivering exceptional games."
"Whilst this is unfortunately the end of the established Eurocom business, efforts are continuing behind the scenes to attract interested parties to Derby in order to help fill the void left by Eurocom," said Administrator Dean Nelson.
"We are still hopeful that there will in the future be a specialist software business operating in Derby in place of Eurocom, but the focus will be completely different and therefore this is sadly the end of the console games development business."
Eurocom has been around since the 1990's, but is known for its James Bond games. It developed GoldenEye 007 for the Wii in 2010 and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded in 2011. Its last title was 007 Legends which was released alongside the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.