EA shuts down Visceral Games, developers of Dead Space

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  1. Spaceman

    Spaceman PSX Historian

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    Another great team has its doors closed. Founded as EA Redwood Shores in 1998, Visceral is most known for Battlefield: Hardline and the stellar Dead Space series.

    They were in the middle of developing an untitled Star Wars game before their termination, the game will still continue to be developed by a team from EA's studios worldwide, but no concrete info yet. Game has been delayed to somewhere in 2019 while the development and assets change hands.

    Do you have fond memories of playing/being scared shitless by Dead Space?
    Let's pay our respects for a good team. I wish everyone from the studio well, and hope they continue to make great things in the gaming industry.

    An article by Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/2017/10/17/16490960/ea-closing-visceral-games-star-wars-game-delayed
     
  2. PixelButts

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    My condolences to all that have lost their job in this turn of events. I wish you luck if you were affected.
    As a reminder, should you wish to share your experience or anything you wish to preserve, we do welcome you here to speak and share.
    How do we stop EA
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  3. darkspire17

    darkspire17 well here it is, Super Mario 64 ~ Violet berlin

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    ive only played DEAD SPACE 2 and 3, i personaly enjoyed them, sad to hear about their closing
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

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    After Dead Space 3 and Battlefield Hardline, it was kind of a given. I feel sorry for the people that worked there, hope they find a new job asap.

    Dead Space was one of the coolest new ips of last gen and yet, EA had no shame of destroying it.

    Jim Sterling was on point in this one.
     
  5. AUSTIN PEYTON

    AUSTIN PEYTON Robust Member

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    They should have shut down Bioware instead.
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  6. PessimisticPenguin

    PessimisticPenguin Плохо пигвин

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    TC isn't going to like my opinion, but I hated the Deadspace games, anyway. The only thing that scared me in the latest game of the series was how hard it was trying to sell me microtransactions to buy in-game items with real-life money (The same currency I use to purchase games, like Dead Space 3)
     
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  7. KGRAMR

    KGRAMR Gaming aficionado raised by family & friends.

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    At this point, Criterion Games & Bioware are on the Black List IMHO.
     
  8. MBMM

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    I definitely think that's it. DS3 was easily the worst one of the bunch and Hardline had a tepid release. I'm curious to see if they had another project in the works between BF:HL and now. Also how far along that was.
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

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    More on the subject

     
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    This, 100%... The original Dead Space is on my short list of all time faves. Unfortunately the series unraveled in a hurry. Such wasted potential for sure.
     
  11. discworld

    discworld <B>Site Donor 2012</B>

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    ea is a peace of ... bioware is one of the greatest developers out there. the closing of bioware is a loose of kotor 3 forever.
     
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  12. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

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    Since they just bought Respawn Entertainment, does anyone wanna bet how long it will last?
     
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  13. Paar

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    Everyting EA touches is poisoned forever and will die sooner or later.
     
  14. Gentlegamer

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  15. Paar

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    Sad but true.
     
  16. MBMM

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    Only reason they bought Respawn was to piss off Craptivision IMO. Those two hate each other.
     
  17. Paar

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    That's why I root for independent developers. Such a shame that Bioware sold themselves.
     

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