Capcom cancels unannounced game, reduces scope of next Dead Rising

Capcom cancels unannounced game, reduces scope of next Dead Rising

Capcom cancels unannounced game, reduces scope of next Dead Rising

The direct consequences for these actions are the cancellation of an upcoming project for consoles and a reduction on the scope of the upcoming Dead Rising game, which was rumored to be too big for the number of developers working on it.

Kotaku estimates that 50 people were laid off due to the restructuring, noting that the studio originally had 250 employees. As a result of this, an unnamed and unannounced project had to be canceled.

The company was formerly known as Blue Castle Games, working on a number of Major League Baseball titles before collaborating with Capcom on Dead Rising 2. "The team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series". The previous two Dead Rising games, Dead Rising 3 and Dead Rising 4, strayed away from the previous formula of the two entries of the title.

While work will continue at a slower pace for the next Dead Rising, it appears the mysterious new game has been altogether scraped.

Dead Rising 4 launched two years ago on Xbox One and Windows 10 before coming to PlayStation 4 the following year. According to a report from Kotaku, this means that an unannounced game that was still an early prototype has been scratched.

Kotaku's source, who has remained anonymous for obvious reasons, revealed that the unannounced game was envisioned as a third-person action-adventure game set in an alternate reality version of NY.

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