Report: Capcom Europe to be Hit with Huge Layoffs

by William D'Angelo, posted on 03 October 2013 / 4,084 Views

Capcom Europe is undergoing a restructure as the Western business of Capcom struggles. Several titles have failed to meet sails expectations. According to a report at MCVUK more than half of the staff at Capcom Europe will be laid off.

"Following a restructure at its US operation, Capcom’s European organisation is currently evaluating its structure to ensure it is in the best position to take advantage of the changing market conditions the industry is facing," said a Capcom spokesperson.

This year Capcom cancelled several titles and will no longer use external development teams. DmC: Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 6 have both failed to meet sales expectations, and Capcom's latest title, lost Planet 3, has failed to make an impact.


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11 Comments

Sensei (on 03 October 2013)

"failed to make an impact" = bombed harder than the Virtual Boy port of Wonderful 101.


Nem (on 04 October 2013)

I dont see how this is the fault of most of the staff. The decision makers are the ones that should be replaced.


DarkD (on 04 October 2013)

This is just the latest result of a crappy business plan... Everyone I knew has been talking about how Resident Evil 5 wasn't survival horror anymore and that Resident Evil 6 was going to be even worse. People caught onto their bullshit and now they are paying for it. People play these titles for a reason, if they keep changing a unique title to be just like everything else, then what is the point anymore?


ganoncrotch (on 04 October 2013)

indeed, aiming for the call of duty market with resi 6 was the most idiotic thing they've done with cash in years, there have already been so many failed attempts to do this.... next Resi announcement will be them making a "wow killer" mmo.... they're idiots honestly.


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A203D (on 06 October 2013)

Capcom have good franchises. Megaman, Onimusha, Breath of Fire etc, so many franchises they need to call out of retirement to weather the storm.


ganoncrotch (on 07 October 2013)

whoa... the thought of a proper HD onimusha gave me a shiver down my spine.


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regin2005 (on 04 October 2013)

What else is new?? Still waiting for that "Capcom shuts down article!!!"


think-man (on 03 October 2013)

Good, they need to sort there crap out!


morenoingrato (on 03 October 2013)

"sails expectations?"


Rogerioandrade (on 04 October 2013)

Well... if DmC and RE failed to meet expectations.... then it´s just another proof that the industry can´t afford so many AAA titles. it´s time to shift paradigms, pals.


ganoncrotch (on 04 October 2013)

Someone should go let GTA, Fifa, Pokemon, CoD and Battlefield the bad news. Or maybe it's that gamers today have so much choice when it comes to AAA offering we don't have to put up with Capcoms shitty dlc ridden mess's? I loved DMC... I mean the ps2 one, you think people were happy being told by capcom if they wanted the Dante they knew they had to pay 5euros ontop of the price of the game?


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Dv8thwonder (on 07 October 2013)

I can't tell if you're serious or not. Your statement is contradiction 101.


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johnlucas (on 03 October 2013)

They had better UNITE with Nintendo before they end up like THQ. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=166018 This is what you get for denying Wii owners Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, & other mainline games. Smart money putting Monster Hunter on Nintendo systems. That move might just save your 'arsenal'. John Lucas


Dv8thwonder (on 07 October 2013)

Testify.


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Dv8thwonder (on 03 October 2013)

All those games mentioned could have found new life and sales on the Wii U. Don't doubt the power of Off-TV play!


gigantor21 (on 03 October 2013)

There was too much working against all of those titles for them to live up to expectations on ANY console.


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Rogerioandrade (on 04 October 2013)

Squaresoft, Eletronic Arts, Sega of America, Capcom.... the industry is in a huge lay-off


ganoncrotch (on 04 October 2013)

Bethesda just opened a studio, Ubisoft are hiring 500 people currently... Stop projecting one story onto every AAA game, capcom released 3 bombs in a Row, only effects them.


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