If the word of a former Capcom
employee can be believed, it looks as if the publisher's shut down Capcom Studio 8, its U.S. development house, leaving
20 people out of a job.
Studio 8 was best known for its Maximo remakes for the PS2--Maximo: Ghosts to Glory and Maximo vs. Army of Zin. Unfortunately, a poor performance with its latest retro retread, Final Fight: Streetwise, has apparently done the studio in with the higher-ups.
According to GameSpot, this means the end of the Maximo series (and obviously the end of the Streetwise one). A Capcom rep only had this to say in response: "Capcom does not comment on day-to-day operations." If this story's true, we hope those kids can find a new employer, possibly at the Game Developers Conference that's currently taking place in CA.
- Final Fight Streetwise interview
- Final Fight: Streetwise looking for a little respect
- FF:S loses respect with metascores in the 40s (for the PS2 and Xbox)
- BioWare opens Austin studio for new MMO [so bring resumes to GDC]