Radical Entertainment, the studio recently behind Prototype 2, has been shut down. Audio designer, Rob Bridgett, confirmed on his Twitter account stating: “RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012″.
When reached for comment Activision Parent company said of the closing:
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.
Based out of Vancouver, Radical Entertainment has been around for over 20 years, working on titles such as The Simpsons: Hit and Run, Scarface, and most recently the Prototype series.
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