EA shuts Australian Dead Space studio
19th Sep 2011 | 09:01
The Melbourne chapter of the International Game Developers Association has confirmed reports EA has closed Visceral Games Australia.
"Confirmation of EA closing Visceral has been received :( our best wishes to the 21 devs now out of a job #EAVisceral," reads an IGDA post on Twitter.
It had also been working on a now cancelled triple-A Xbox 360 and PS3 game for three years. The site claims DICE CEO Patrick Soderlund, who is also vice president of EA's Games Label, decided that the title wouldn't be profitable.
EA's other Australian studios, Firemint and Iron Monkey, are not thought to be affected by the closure.