Although the official statement didn't go into detail regarding the franchise, or whether the studio will completely shut down, it sounds like it could be a while before we see another release from the zombie series. But, Capcom said it's now reviewing "the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content". The most recent news was that Capcom Vancouver would be focusing on Dead Rising going forward, but that seems to have been stopped in its tracks.
The Resident Evil creator confirmed the news to Kotaku following a review of Vancouver's in-development projects, which have now been cancelled and the studio shuttered. All in all, the closing will leave 158 studio employees without a job.
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In a statement given to GI.biz, Capcom said that it is "focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations".
The firm announced this morning it had canceled various projects at the studio, which resulted in a loss of ¥4.5 billion ($40 million).
A Capcom spokesperson said it appreciates the hard work and contributions of all the staff in creating "unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter". Which was the best Dead Rising game? The result, 2010's Dead Rising 2, was a sales success, resulting in the company being acquired and renamed by Capcom. This led to a wave of layoffs in February 2017.