007 Legends dev Eurocom axes three quarters of its staff
Derby-based developer Eurocom has been forced to lay off three quarters of its staff after its latest releases slumped horribly.
007 Legends has been almost universally panned by the critics and Harry Potter: Kinect has also managed sold ridiculously poorly despite its initial promise.
The poor showing has led to the studio downsizing significantly from 200 staff to just 50.
Hugo Binns, Eurocom's studio director explained the job cuts away as due to the slump in the console market saying, "Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we've made the majority of our workforce redundant today," he said. "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," Binns continued, "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."
In the past Eurocom has seen some success in the past with the reworking of Goldeneye 007 and Dead Space: Extraction.