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007 Legends developer Eurocom lays off remaining staff

Eurocom, the 007 Legends developer which laid off 75 percent of its workforce in November, has eliminated its remaining positions. The last employees were terminated after the company 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," read a statement from the studio provided to Eurogamer.

"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."

Eurocom stood as an independently owned licensed console game contractor since its establishment in 1988. Before entering administration, studio director Hugh Binns said the company planned to begin focusing on mobile games. Its recent titles were largely Activision-licensed Bond games, including GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.

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  • DarthPunk - December 8, 2012 2:18 a.m.

    Every studio under the Activison banner now looks over their shoulder in fear of the sight of Bobby Kotick giving them the "exciting" opportunity to work on the prestigious James Bond franchise
  • Redeater - December 7, 2012 7:18 p.m.

    It's goddamned sad that these people are out of jobs and that a company with over 20 years.......oh wait....they made Duke Nukem 64? Never mind.
  • Redeater - December 7, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    I do feel bad about Dead Space Extraction but I was one of the idiots that idolized DN on the PC and bought the N64 version because I had convinced myself it would be a fresh take on the "superior" N64.
  • elsnichkum - December 7, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    I actually enjoyed the new Goldeneye game for the wii. It's single player was fun and golden gun mode still rules.
  • ultraviolet - December 7, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    007 Legends might of been not that good, but, i'm loving it. such a shame, and this close to christmas. i hope they all find jobs soon
  • Net_Bastard - December 7, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    The Bond curse still lives on, I see.
  • alex-roy-bristol - December 7, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    That's pretty sad actually, even if the game wasn't all that great, still a much better job then any of US could have done... (I admittedly didn't even ever play the game, but, yeah', it didn't fare too well with critics. :/
  • KA87 - December 7, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    I guess this is what happens when the Skyfalls.

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