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EA Confirms Closure of  Dead Space  Contributor Visceral Melbourne
EA Confirms Closure of Dead Space Contributor Visceral Melbourne
September 20, 2011 | By Mike Rose

September 20, 2011 | By Mike Rose
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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it has closed Dead Space contributor Visceral Melbourne, as the studio currently has no active projects to undertake.

Reports last week suggested that Visceral Melbourne, sister studio of Redwood Shores-headquartered Visceral, would be closed this week, following the cancellation of a major project that had been in development for three years.

EA has now confirmed with news site MCV that Visceral Games has indeed be closed down, with staff given the option to find roles elsewhere at the company.

"With no active project in development at that location, we’ve decided to close the Visceral Melbourne office," said an EA spokesperson.

"They are talented individuals and may find other roles elsewhere in EA, if they choose. EA continues to maintain its mobile studios in Melbourne which are both thriving and hiring."

Dead Space 2 was released at the start of the year, and received critical acclaim from the press.


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Lyon Medina
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Another studio closing? Man and this was a good studio too. Best of luck Visceral, you guys are great. Keep making good games.

Eric Kwan
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"...with staff given the option to find roles elsewhere at the company."



That's actually pretty classy of them. I definitely was not expecting this part.

Joe McGinn
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What? It's standard operating procedure at every company I've ever worked at Eric. Why would you let good people go if other studios need them?



Too bad anyway, Australia's game industry has taken as hammering the last couple years (as as the UK, and Vancouver).


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