The developer behind irreverent zombie franchise Dead Rising has confirmed it has been hit by a number of layoffs. News of the job cuts coincide with reports of Capcom Vancouver cancelling an unannounced project, though it has been stressed that Dead Rising itself has not been scrapped.

Speaking with GameSpot, a representative for the developer confirmed that a recent restructure has 'impacted approximately 30% of the studio,' though did not comment on the rumoured game cancellation or any major changes to the Dead Rising series as a whole.

Kotaku previously reported that a 'significant number of staff' at Capcom Vancouver had been laid off, and that the studio was planning on scaling back the scope of the next, as-yet unannounced Dead Rising game. 

'The team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series,' concluded Capcom. 

Capcom Vancouver started out life as Blue Castle Games and was snapped up by the Resident Evil creator following completion of Dead Rising 2 back in 2010. The most recent entry in the series hit Xbox One and PC in 2016 and shambled onto PS4 last December.