It was Slant Six that developed the atrocity that was Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, turning it in to a C list crappy shooter. Capcom think otherwise. Nevertheless, I think people will have another reason to hate Slant Six after laying off a third of their 96 employees in order to save on costs and take on additional projects. They were given the option of either taking a severance package or getting the hell out of there, temporarily they say, and well I guess most chose the latter.
Just three years ago, the seven year old developer was named one of the best companies to work for by BC Business. It’s listed as having 100 employees, and being a place “where anyone can bring up ideas, roadblocks, inspiration or advice, which keeps staff informed about how their co-workers are doing.” That’s a shame.
Even though I despise what they did with the last Resident Evil, it’s always sad hearing people being out of a job especially with a weak global economy. Canada, home of Slant Six, is no exception. Hopefully, their future projects will enable them to turn it all around.