Prototype developer’s staff massively reduced, will remain in support role

Bad news for Prototype series developer Radical Entertainment; mothership Activision has decided to dramatically reduce the size of the studio, following the so-so performance of the studio’s latest, Prototype 2.

The studio won’t be closed outright though and will remain in support role for other Activision projects. However, it won’t be developing games on its own anymore.

Here’s the news straight from the horse’s mouth, as posted on the studio’s Facebook page: “Hi everyone. Yes, there’s some unfortunate news to share today. This morning Radical Entertainment went through a significant reduction in staff. We’re very proud of what we achieved with the PROTOTYPE franchise, but unfortunately, the Blacklight virus didn’t spread as far as it could.”

It goes on to say that the PC version of Prototype 2 will still  “launch on July 24th as planned.”

“And a special ‘thanks’ to the PROTOTYPE Army and all our extremely loyal and passionate fans for supporting Radical Entertainment. We couldn’t have come this far without you.”

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