Prototype developer Radical shut down
posted on 06.28.12 at 04:24 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Activision cites lack of audience for Prototype.

Activision has closed Radical Entertainment, the studio behind the Prototype series and 2006’s Scarface: The World Is Yours.

“Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience,” said Activision in a statement (via The Verge). “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.”

The Vancouver-based Radical most recently released Prototype 2.

We wish everyone affected by the closure the best of luck in getting back on their feet.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

  • InternatlGamer3

    just couldn’t match up to its competitor inFAMOUS for PS3.

  • celestria

    they couldn’t compete anyways everybody wanted mercer not heller lolol

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Too bad I like Prototype series and 2 was very addictive

  • Zero

    I was never a fan of Prototype, but this is sad news.

    … The world of video games today. :(

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    An unfortunate thing to happen to Radical. I loved Prototype 2, and I felt that it improves a lot from the first game in many ways, except minor issues.

  • RyoonZ

    Oh man eventhough I haven’t played any of their game, this is sad.
    I wanted to play Prototype 1 and 2 though but they aren’t on my priority buy list. The game looks fun.

  • Kobracon

    Aw this is terrible :( Prototype is insanely chaotic and fun and even before that I had loads of fun with their Hulk game on the PS2 (The only game to do the Hulk any justice)

    Best of luck to all the staff, they indeed are talented and deserve to continue making games.

  • Zuhri69

    Wait until they say that they want to focus more on Call of Duty.

  • Aldridge517

    That sucks, Prototype was suppose to be a trilogy series. This is like canceling a TV show midseason. Granted I didn’t buy any of the games, I still wanted to see how the story end >_>

  • CheeseCakez

    Well then.