Quantcast
Radical responds to closure, Prototype 2 PC still coming - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Radical responds to closure, Prototype 2 PC still coming


9:00 AM on 06.29.2012
Radical responds to closure, Prototype 2 PC still coming  photo



Radical Entertainment has responded to news of its shutdown via the studio's official Facebook page. It has thanked fans for their support following the unfortunate situation, and has also promised that the PC version of Prototype 2 will be arriving as planned. 

"This morning Radical Entertainment went through a significant reduction in staff," said the company last night. "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. For PC gamers, rest assured that the PC version of PROTOTYPE 2 is still going to 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."

This morning, the studio posted another message, with more gratitude for the "outpouring" of support.

"Thanks again to everyone for the outpouring of support. Just a reminder that the PC version of PROTOTYPE 2 is indeed, still coming on July 24th as planned, but please understand that updates/posts to Facebook over the next few days may be a bit light as we gain our bearing after today."

This industry is so damn broken. Prototype 2 was the best selling game in North America when it launched back in April, but still managed to perform so underwhelmingly in Activision's eyes that the studio is now in the can. So yet another studio bites the dust because it couldn't survive the toll that big budget game development exacts. 

And we're about to enter a new generation of even more expensive development projects.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Activision

2:00 PM on 04.04.2014
Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Devastation

Infinity Ward's DLC capabilities may not be up to snuff compared to Treyarch's, but the fact that they're trying is good enough for me. Call of Duty: Ghost's Onslaught DLC was a major step up in quality when compared to their...more



4:00 AM on 04.04.2014
This is what it's like to play as the Predator in the new Call of Duty DLC

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation is now out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for $14.99. You get four new multiplayer maps, a new gun, a new chapter in the Extinction co-op mode, and most important of all, you can play as the g...more



3:45 PM on 03.31.2014
Activision closing down mobile studio The Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace was Activision's mobile studio based out of the UK, where they made Call of Duty: Strike Team, Pitfall, and Wipeout. Their mobile plans evidently didn't pan out as they had hoped, as the studio will be closi...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more