Radical Entertainment 1991-2012
10 months, 3 weeks ago • 2 Comments
In a sad streak of studio closures, another well known studio joins the fallen.
Sadly, the rumors are true; after 20 years, Radical Entertainment (makers of Prototype series and The Simpsons: Hit and Run) are closing their doors for good.
A statement provided to Kotaku by Activision reads as follows:
“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.”
Once again, the final confirmations come via social media from Radical’s Facebook page (where they reassure PC gamers Prototype 2 WILL launch on PC in July as planned)...
...and Senior Audio Director Rob Bridgett’s personal Twitter.
Wherever they go from here, we wish them ALL the best of luck. If you’d like to send them some positive vibes, hit them up on their Twitter and Facebook pages.