Significant Job Losses for Wii’s GoldenEye 007 Developer

Some sad news has come down the line, with Eurocom announcing over the weekend that they’ve cut its employee numbers from 200+ to only 50, citing redundancies as part of a company-wide restructuring. The company is probably best known by Nintendo fans as the developer of GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, though Eurocom has been a part of Nintendo’s history since NES days.

This is also the developer that brought you Dead Space: Extraction, and the less well received 007 Legends. Since many are left scratching their heads over this move, here’s what the Director of Eurocom, Hugh Binns, had to say about the move:

“Eurocom are undertaking a restructuring which I regret to say has meant we’ve made the majority of our workforce redundant today.

This includes many very experienced, talented and highly skilled employees, and we’d like to thank them all for your hard work and efforts.

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.”

It’s unfortunate, but the reality of business is that this sometimes happens. We wish the best to the company and the (former) employees moving forward.


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