It looks like the creator of GoldenEye: Reloaded and Disney Universe (Eurocom) are looking at shedding some jobs in a restructure that will seem them focus more on mobile platforms such as iOS, Windows Phone 8 and Android. A management statement from studio Director Hugh Binns has clarified the situation at Eurocom, confirming wide ranging job losses which will see only 50 staff remain at the studio - from a workforce of more than 200.
"We've fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option. Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward."
The company most recently produced 007 Legends which has failed to capture fans (scoring 45 per cent on Metacritic) and has met with very poor reviews across the board partly a result of being turned around very quickly by the studio to fit with publisher timeframes. This is very unfortunate situation to be put in as their statement reads “(The studio) includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we'd like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts”