Eurocom, the British developer best known for their work on Activision's James Bond titles, have suffered a massive round of layoffs. Only fifty developers remain, who'll turn their attention to mobile games.
GamesIndustry originally caught the story when it broke, confirming it with a statement from studio Director Hugh Binns.
“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.”
“We’ve fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option. Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward.”
Eurocom's latest game, the recently-released 007 Legends, was universally panned. I described it "gutless, generic and inconsistent" in our 4/10 review. It's worth noting that their Goldeneye reboot was significantly better, however.