Recent reports are now indicating that Activision‘s Vancouver based Radical Entertainment is being shut down for good.
On Thursday, Radical team member Robert Bridgett confirmed the closure on his twitter account. This news comes just months after the studios last game, Prototype 2. The game was relatively well received moderately good reviews and was generally thought to have sold well.
Activision released a statement on the studio’s closure.
Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience. Radical is a very talented team of developers, however, we have explored various options for the studio, including a potential sale of the business, and have made a difficult conclusion through the consultation process that the only remaining option is a significant reduction in staff. As such, some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing Activision Publishing projects, but the studio will cease development of its own games going forward.