Radical Entertainment Inc.

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Radical Entertainment was a game development studio located in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) and founded in 1991. Radical worked on titles such as Scarface: The World is Yours (the 8th title from Radical that has sold over 1 million units and the 4th title to ship over 2 million units), Crash Tag Team Racing, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and The Simpson’s Hit & Run. They continued to work on licensed properties, but later switched to original IP and developed the Prototype games.

In 2007 Radical was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of British Columbia’s Top 30 Employers.

In June 2012, parent company Activision Blizzard announced that all original development at the studio would cease, with some staff remaining to work on existing Activision projects. One cause of the closure, according to a statement by Activision, was the failure of Radical's Prototype IP to 'find a broad commercial audience'. The name Radical remained for team members contributing to Activision projects. In Destiny (2014) for instance, a group of programmers, designers and artists is credited as 'Activision: Radical'.

Credited on 47 Games from 1992 to 2015

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Prototype 2 (2015 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
Destiny (2014 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Prototype 2: Colossal Mayhem Pack (2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Prototype 2 (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition) (2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows)
Prototype (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Crash: Mind over Mutant (2008 on PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360...)
Crash of the Titans (2007 on PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360...)
Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Crash Tag Team Racing (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube...)
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Hulk (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
James Cameron's Dark Angel (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Disney•Pixar Monsters, Inc.: Scream Arena (2002 on GameCube)
Dark Summit (2001 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Tetris Worlds (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance...)
Jackie Chan Stuntmaster (2000 on PlayStation)

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February 11th, 2010

The Los Angeles Times reports that more than half of the 180 employees at the studio are laid off by parent company Activision Blizzard.

June 2006

Founder Ian Wilkinson leaves the company after leading it for 15 years. COO Kelly Zmak takes over.

March 23rd, 2005

Acquired by Vivendi Universal Games.

1991

Company founded by Ian Wilkinson.

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