Activision lays off majority of staff at Radical Entertainment

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Hyro-Sama, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth

    It seems since Prototype 2 didn't fare that well in the video game market and Activision wasn't impressed. Radical Entertainment has experienced a huge layoff in staff members. Activision thought about selling the studio and decided best move for them was a reduction in staff. Radical Entertainment gained fame from their two entries in the Crash Bandicoot series, Prototype and their Incredible Hulk games. Oh, let's not forget Simpson's Hit & Run and Scarface.


    I posted this because it seems like we're never going to get another Crash Bandicoot game with Activision at the helm. I remember hearing rumors about another one being created for a 2010 release but that never panned out did it?
  2. Hells Malice

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Radical probably couldn't copy&paste and add an ascending number into the title of their games fast enough for Craptivision to sell brand new every month.
    Not surprising.

    EDIT: and I love their atttitude, "hmm sell the studio, or fuck over a ton of people and throw away their jobs...why do we even have option 1?"
  3. chains_of_androm

    chains_of_androm GBAtemp Regular

    May 8, 2012
    United States
    I heard the parent company for activision blizzard is also selling the majority of the stakes in the company, over 50% or something, perhaps the big gaming companies aren't doing too well these days.
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
  5. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    Took me awhile to remember this company, the guys who did Simpsons Hit & Run.
  6. marcus134

    marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 7, 2011
    The game isn't out yet, how can they say that?
  7. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    PS3 and 360 versions were released back in April.
  8. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Man, I haven't even gotten around to playing the first game.

    Simpsons Hit & Run is legit though. I just downloaded that for my comp a few weeks ago so I could play it again.
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    They also did Hulk: Ultimate Destruction for those who care, apparently it's a pretty good game.

    I guess it's a shame since I've heard some decent things about Prototype. Maybe it's a bit silly and such but apparently it's just a fun series of "god games" where you'll get enjoyment from just decimating hordes and hopping around the city like emo Peter Parker.

    But Activision has really been slimming down its IPs and I don't think that'll be good for them. Their Marvel games have basically gone down the tube and there's not much else they do now outside of Call of Duty and I think they're gonna try and franchise James Bond again.
  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I enjoyed The Simpsons: Hit and Run, The Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and Prototype, and I've heard that the sequel is pretty good, too. This is a real shame, but let's be honest; we're talking about Activision here, and this isn't a radical move from them at all.
  11. Rasas

    Rasas Banned

    Apr 7, 2010
    United States
    Activison kept canceling games Radical developed part way and the few games they let them complete weren't all to good. All in all not to surprising.
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