Prototype Developer Radical Entertainment Closing Down
Earlier today, rumors abounded that Radical Entertainment, developer of Prototype, was shutting down. These rumors have since been confirmed to be true.
Senior Audio Director Rob Bridgett corroborated the news via Twitter:
RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012
— Rob Bridgett (@rbridgett) June 28, 2012
We reached out to Activision, Radical Entertainment’s parent company, for comment. Activision issued the following statement:
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.
It’s always a sad day when a developer gets shut down, especially after a 20-year run. We wish the employees who were laid off the best of luck.