Radical Entertainment broken apart by Activision
Everything will one day come to an end, but it is quite sobering when a studio with an over 20 year legacy is finished. Radical Entertainment has been making video games since 1991 and with such classics as Mario is Missing!, Tetris Worlds, Mario’s Time Machine, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Scarface, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, The Prototype franchise, and over 30 other games; it is a shame that they will be reduced to a handful of employees left making Call of Duty maps.
So why are they closing? Here is Activision’s official position.
While Prototype wasn’t my favorite franchise of this generation, I never felt like they were bad games. I mean, how often do you have the opportunity to destroy a helicopter with a flying sidekick? And if you are a PC owner who was hoping to get some Prototype 2 action of your own, find solace in the fact that that version will still be released. Best of luck to all those displaced by the “significant reduction in staff.”
Very upsetting to hear this, I had so much respect for Radical Entertainment based on the games they produced and the amount of passion they put into their work. I will remember this Activision.
I knew some of the employees, they are all the kindest, most hard working individuals you will ever meet. Very upsetting to see people so passionate about the game they are working on loose their jobs like this.
Of course, you can just leave the banner image as a game that wasn't developed by the company you're discussing. Totally legitimate way to do things...
Good job Activi$ion and to all the MILLIONS of sheep who buy CoD every year: THIS IS YOUR FAULT ASWELL!!!
But... but...Who will make the new Crash Bandicoot game? WHO DAMN YOU!? WHO!?
Fuck you Activision...just simply fuck you!
activision is there something u can do right u deserve the title worst company
ah well, nothing stings more than knowing a franchise died due to some corporate bullshit; I hope Call of duty dies soon, so people can start getting some worthwhile games rather than another rehashed FPS with over priced map packs
+1'd! But really, both of them have lost their respect as developers and have gone towards the path of monopolizing the market. Like when Microsoft bought Rare. That day and this are both very sad indeed...
Apparently, Radical only made the NES versions of Mario's Time Machine and Mario Is Missing, so the banner using a screenshot from the SNES version of Mario Is Missing is somewhat misleading.
Sad news, though. I have fond memories of The Simpsons: Hit & Run.
*sigh* Activision once again trying to prove that it's more evil than EA...
I was going off what i heard. That's the only reason i know what Prototype is.
I didn't realize the makers of Prototype were responsible for so many games I've played before.
The Original Prototype 2.1 Million Copies were Sold Worldwide...and it's sequel Prototype 2 selling with great success until Max Payne 3 came out next to Diablo 3...OBJECTION Activision! Prototype has a Huge audience and not "it did not find a broad commercial audience" as you claim it didn't do which in reality is not the case!
They came out at the same time and the two games are totally different from each other. Infamous plays more like a 3rd person shooter and Prototype plays more like a brawler.
I wouldn't say that. They just happened to both release around the same time. Truly different games though.
Conflicted. On the one hand they made Crash: Mind over Mutant's cut-scenes, on the other hand; they made MoM's gameplay.
I disapprove of this
So does this mean there won't be a Prototype 3? If so, fuck you Activision...just fuck you.