Eurocom Shuts the Doors—Forever

Several weeks ago, we brought you the news that the developer behind Goldeneye 007 on the Wii—Eurocom—had announced redundancies and cut back their staff of 200 down to 50. Unfortunately for the company and all involved, the restructuring didn’t breathe enough life back into the struggling developer, and the studio will be closing its doors for good.

Eurocom issued a statement, explaining the situation:

As a result of pressure from HMRC, the directors of Eurocom filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint an Administrator at Court in order to allow time for attempts to save the Eurocom business. The Administrator and the company’s directors have been negotiating with customers surrounding new contracts to develop console games, however these contracts could not be secured in time and due to insufficient funds to pay outstanding wages, Eurocom today entered Administration.

As a result, the remaining 42 employees have been made redundant today and the business has ceased to trade after some 25 years, having grown organically to become one of the largest and most prolific independent console games developers worldwide.

The Directors of Eurocom would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to all their staff that have been made redundant at this difficult time, and show their appreciation of all of their hard work in consistently delivering exceptional games.

The final game for this UK developer was 007 Legends, which has yet to turn up on the Wii U—the release date was set for December 7th, but has listed the game as “not yet released”. It’s possible that this final release has been cancelled (as it has been in Australia), though we’re guessing the internet will confirm this in the near future. The North American release is supposed to happen on December 11th, and so far no word on whether we’ll see that go through.



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