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EA shutters Visceral games

by on18 October 2017


Nothing but dead space now

Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space, is being shut down by EA.

The outfit had been working on a new Star Wars game but that will be revamped and moved to a different studio.

Writing in his bog, EA's Patrick Soderlundsaid that the Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe.

"In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design."

Soderlund added that Visceral will be "ramping down and closing" and that "we're in the midst of shifting as many of the team as possible to other projects and teams at EA."

"While we had originally expected this game to launch late in our fiscal year 2019, we're now looking at a new timeframe that we will announce in the future," he added.

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