Radical Entertainment, who you probably know for being the studio that made Prototype, has supposedly been closed. This news originally came to us via a Twitter post made by Rob Bridgett, who was the senior audio director.
“RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012,” Was what he posted, but there has since been an update on the situation by Activision in a recent statement made to Kotaku.
“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.”
Radical have, however, posted on their Facebook page stating that PC players hoping to get their hands on Prototype 2 need not worry, as the PC release is still on track for it’s July release.
“This morning Radical Entertainment went through a significant reduction in staff. 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.”