First Casualty of the Console Wars: Microsoft Closes Studio

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2 years ago#1
Microsoft has shuttered its Victoria, British Columbia studio after two years of operation.

The formation of the Victoria, BC office was part of a $1 billion investment in Xbox One. This initiative saw Microsoft forming multiple studios across the globe London, Victoria and Washington and securing 15 exclusives for the Xbox One's first year of existence.

In a statement to Polygon, Microsoft said the studio's closure would not cause the cancellation of any projects the studio was working on, whatever they may be. "We did not cancel any projects rather we centralized our development efforts in BC to our Vancouver offices."


That was fast.
2 years ago#2
They probably were not meeting milestones on the project.
2 years ago#3
So wait they just moved the studio to Vancouver nice miss leading thread btw.
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2 years ago#4
Bill Gates came over and gave them the weakness speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxznyPzDrQ
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2 years ago#5
sounds like black tusk studios is working on something big! :-)
2 years ago#6
As if layoffs in the video game industry isn't a common thing, move on
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2 years ago#7
Maybe they just merged it with their Vancouver offices? Who knows. I just hope the people involved didn't lose jobs or anything.
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2 years ago#8
CyberneticRat posted...
Maybe they just merged it with their Vancouver offices? Who knows. I just hope the people involved didn't lose jobs or anything.


no all those people were just straight up fired
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/05/microsoft-to-close-victoria-office
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2 years ago#9
Gambitbuzzkill posted...
So wait they just moved the studio to Vancouver nice miss leading thread btw.


No, they did not. They already have a studio in Vancouver that they want to be the only studio in area. Read the article.

We are working closely with all employees affected by this change to identify open positions in other studios if possible, and we remain committed to doing business in British Columbia.

Nice miss.
2 years ago#10
Who's next? Square Enix? Capcom? Naughty Dog? EA? When will this madness stop?!
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