A source from EA’s Visceral Studios in Melbourne has told Kotaku Australia that management has informed staff that the studio will be closing on Monday.
According to the source, who prefers to remain anonymous, Visceral Games had been working on a AAA game for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for the past three years until new management pulled the plug on the project and the studio. The source says that Patrick Soderland from Dice, who is now the vice president of EA’s Games Label, decided that the game would not be profitable and decided to can the project and the studio.
It is believed that EA’s other Australian studios, Firemint and Iron Monkey, are not affected by the closure.
EA Visceral Melbourne is responsible for working on and producing Dead Space, Godfather 2, and Dante’s Inferno.
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