Established in 1988, UK-based developer Eurocom has entered administration.
Its latest release, 007 Legends, was met with a generally poor critical reception, and last month the developer announced a number of layoffs in an effort to save costs. Apparently this wasn’t enough, however, as the remaining forty-two employees have now been laid off.
Appointed administrator Dean Nelson said, “Whilst this is unfortunately the end of the established Eurocom business, efforts are continuing behind the scenes to attract interested parties to Derby in order to help fill the void left by Eurocom. We are still hopeful that there will in the future be a specialist software business operating in Derby in place of Eurocom, but the focus will be completely different and therefore this is sadly the end of the console games development business.”
Although recent years saw Eurocom focus mainly on licensed James Bond games, in the past the developer has also been credited on other well-known franchises such as Dead Space, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat.