It's always sad to see a workforce reduced from over 200 to less than 50. That's never good news.
As reported by GamesIndustry International , the developer responsible for the last few James Bond entries has been forced to lay off more than three-quarters of their studio.
Here's part of the official statement:
"Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we've made the majority of our workforce redundant today. This includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we'd like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts."
Studio director Hugh Binns cited a "steep decline in demand for console games," which has therefore left the company with "no option." Right now, Eurocom is only going to retain a core staff and they'll be mainly focusing on "mobile opportunities" moving forward. Yes, well, there is lesser demand for some console titles these days but let's face it- 007 Legends couldn't have helped. Did anyone buy that?