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'Dead Rising 2' developer Capcom Vancouver hit with layoffs (update)

"Capcom Vancouver has let go 7% of our employees as a result of unsuitable fit with the studio goals"

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Dead Rising 2 studio Capcom Vancouver hit with layoffs.

Capcom's Vancouver studio, the developers behind Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, is undergoing layoffs today.

"Capcom Vancouver has let go 7% of our employees as a result of unsuitable fit with the studio goals," writes Capcom Vancouver's official Twitter account. "We're still growing and aggressively seeking great talent." In a previous tweet, the studio wrote "To paraphrase Mark Twain - the reports of our death are greatly exaggerated."

Reports of cutbacks at the Capcom subsidiary originated on NeoGAF from a Vancouver-based game developer.

Capcom Vancouver is working on at least one unannounced project, a new intellectual property that does not feature zombies, according to the company. The Vancouver studio's most recent project, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in October 2011.

Capcom Vancouver was previously Blue Castle Games, which developed baseball series The Bigs for 2K Sports. The studio was acquired by Capcom in 2010 after the release of Dead Rising 2 prequel Case Zero.

Polygon has contacted Capcom seeking official comment.

Update: "Capcom Vancouver has laid off 20 staff as part of its regular periodic assessment of overall studio goals," reads a statement from Capcom. "The studio is actively hiring talented staff to support its goal of delivering high quality games."

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