Late last year two unearthed trademark applications seemed to lend credence to rumours that Electronic Arts was working on a game based on Jack the Ripper, but we haven’t heard anything new about the game since… until now.
Buried in analyst Michael Pachter’s report on his recent visit to Electronic Arts is a single mention of the game.
Visceral Games is currently working on Dead Space 2 and, according to an informed Pachter, Ripper, a “new PSN, Xbox Live game”.
The tidbit came out in a section of the report that discusses how Electronic Arts plans to fulfil their previously announced $US100 million operating cost reduction. A bulk of those savings, Pachter reports, comes from headcount reductions and the transfer of employees from high cost locations like California to low cost locations like Montreal and China.
No word on if these desk relocations to Canada and China and layoffs are still happening or if all of that is now behind EA. We’ve contacted the company to find out and will update if and when they respond.