EA shuts down Dead Space studio Visceral, but its Star Wars game is still alive
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 EA has announced that it’s shutting down Visceral Games, the studio best known for developing the Dead Space series of games and Battlefield Hardline. Visceral was in the middle of work on an upcoming Star Wars title, which EA says will live on in some form, with EA Worldwide Studios and EA Vancouver taking over development.
According to EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, Visceral’s take on the Star Wars title would have been a “story-based, linear adventure game,” which the company has decided needed to be shifted toward a “broader experience.”
"The game is being reimagined for a “broader experience”"
EA isn’t elaborating too much on what the reimagined title will look like, but the brief description it gave about rebuilding...
The decision to close Visceral Games and refocus the studio's Star Wars project wasn't made because it was a single-player title, according to Electronic Arts executive vice president Patrick SÃ¶derlund. "This truly isnât about the death of single-player gamesâI love single-player, by the...
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