Report: Activision Blizzard-Owned Studio Radical to Close

It looks like Prototype series makers Radical Entertainment may be closing. The Canadian-based studio has fallen victim to lackluster Prototype 2 sales, according to Activision officials.

"Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience," according to an Activision statement. "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."

Long time Radical Entertainment senior audio director Rob Bridgett tweeted "RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012" earlier today.

The company formed in 1991 in Vancouver was acquired by Vivendi Universal in 2005. It has developed such games as Prototype, Prototype 2, Wayne's World, The Terminator, Brett Hull Hockey 95, several Crash Bandicoot games, Scarface: The World is Yours and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

Source: Polygon


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