Legendary UK developer Eurocom has cut its workforce to just under 50 employees today. The studio – which previously employed over 200 people – has been forced to restructure after a decline in demand for console games.
"Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we've made the majority of our workforce redundant today," studio director Hugh Binns told GamesIndustry.biz. “This includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we'd like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts.”
Eurocom’s produced a number of top titles over the years, including GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and Dead Space: Extraction. Its most recent release 007 Legends was rushed due to harsh time constraints, prompting some less than favourable reviews.
"We've fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option,” Binns continued. “Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward."
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this news.