It’s always a sad day to see game company close down, and it’s even more sad at the rate a lot of these companies are doing so. After 20+ years in the industry, Radical Entertainment has decided to shut down indefinitely.
Mostly known for the open-world Prototype series, Radical Entertainment actually have a pretty vast portfolio, harking back to late SNES and early Playstation titles. Albeit most of them were licensed or spinoff titles. Needless to say, they established themselves as a quality studio that could make great games.
The Verge caught up with Activision reps as to why they made their decision:
“Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience,” according to an Activision statement. “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.”
While we understand Activision’s vision (no pun intended) for this decision, we at Front Towards Gamer definitely wish those of Radical Entertainment the absolute best in the future!
Source – Kotaku