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Old 09-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Visceral Games closes it's studio

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Australia, September 18, 2011



by Luke Reilly
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The Melbourne, Australia branch of Dead Space developer Visceral Games has been closed.

A post on the Melbourne Chapter of the International Game Developers' Association's Twitter feed confirms the closure and sends "best wishes to the 21 devs now out of a job."

We've reached out to EA's Australian office but EA has no comment at this stage.

Two days ago an anonymous source from Visceral in Melbourne told Kotaku Australia that management had informed staff that the studio will be closing on Monday September 19.

According to the source Visceral Games had been working on a AAA game for Xbox 360 and PS3 for the last three years.

Visceral Games, formerly known as EA Redwood Shores, is located in Redwood Shores, California but has branch offices in Montreal, Canada and (until today) Melbourne, Australia. Visceral Melbourne was reportedly involved in producing Dead Space, The Godfather II and Dante's Inferno.

The collapse is the most recent in a spate of console developer closures in Australia, largely due to the strong Australian dollar.

If you're from Visceral and would like to share any further information please contact us at The Outreach.
SOURCE: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/119/1195160p1.html

WTF is with all the closing studios recently?!
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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Well that sucks. It's also kind of weird, seeing as Dead Space 2's commercial reception was fine.
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WTF is with all the closing studios recently?!
Don't know why. It's not like we're in hot water economically lately, right?

This stinks. At least the larger part of Visceral Games is still operational. If the whole thing went under, then it would truly be a day of mourning.

Best wishes to those who lost their job.
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at least they didnt make any good games



now if they did, this would suck.
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Oh god, I thought the entirety of Visceral was shut down...
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