It's a shame and actually a little surprising to me, considering their success with Dead Rising 2. There have been quite a few video game studio closures and firings in Vancouver this year, but I was hoping Capcom Vancouver wouldn't get caught up in any of that mess.
Video game development companies do this kind of thing all the time. They complete a contract, got nothing in the pipes, no work for one of their units... see ya later.
Either that, or a potential contract didn't come through. You got guys sitting around, and it's not like they can clean windows or anything until more work comes in- so they get laid off.
Don't forget if Capcom gets another game underway, these guys could potentially get called back and offered more work, this also happens a lot.... (unless of course this 7% are doggers and don't deserve a job anyway.... and this is Capcom's way of getting rid of them- Hey, this is the reality of the workforce nowadays.)
Last Edit: Aug 9, 2012 15:33:33 GMT -5 by djlarryt