Is EA shutting down Visceral Games?

It's a sad day in video game land. A day of crushed dreams, and quite probably lost jobs.

EA announced the closure of developer Visceral Games, the studio behind Dead Space, leaving the future of the Star Wars game the team was working on uncertain. The studio had attracted major talent from studios like Nąughty Dog and Guerrilla Games in recent years, with former Uncharted writer Amy Hennig taking on a creative director role on the Star Wars game.

Unfortunately, it looks like EA's vision for that game differed substantially from the people who were actually making the game.

“Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe,” EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund wrote in a blog post.

What that means isn't entirely certain, but to anyone paying attention to the video game industry in recent years, the answer is clear. EA wanted the game to fit the "games as service" mold, and a linear action-adventure in the vein of Uncharted just won't cut it. Read more at Forbes.

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