James Bond game developer hit by major redundancies

British game developer Eurocom has taken a major blow announcing a number of redundancies as part of restructuring efforts.

Eurocom Director Hugh Binns said the developer fought to save as many jobs as possible but the steep decline in console game popularity culminated in a number of projects falling through and left them with no other choice.

‚ÄúEurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward,‚ÄĚ he said.

Previously the developer had more than 200 employees.

Although Eurocom’s remake of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo Wii was a success, their most recent effort 007 Legends failed to recreate the same level of interest and was reportedly victim to tight deadlines courtesy of its publisher, Activision.

Eurocom was originally founded in 1988¬†to create games for the NES and is known amongst the Nintendo community for titles such as Dead Space: Extraction, Cruis’n World, and also its on-going attempt to outclass the original GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64.

The developer’s next release is 007 Legends on the Wii U.

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  • Jabjabs
    November 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

    It seams like the Bond licence now is basically out to destroy developers. The last one with the licence was Bizarre creations and they went under when Quantam of solice didn’t quite become a strike out hit.

    Hope they bound back but it’s hard in this industry these days.

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