Radical reduced to “support” capacity at Activision

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:31 GMT

Activision has announced Radical Entertainment will no longer develop its own products, but will instead be minimized to support other existing products within the firm.

An official statement on the matter is as follows:

“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.”

Reports on the studio’s closure surfaced earlier today, most notably through a tweet sent by the Prototype developer’s former audio designer, Rob Bridgett, who tweeted: “RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012.”

Other sources confirmed to Kotaku the closure of the studio.

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