It’s being reported this morning that EA’s Visceral Studio in Melbourne is to be closed, seeing 21 job losses.
The news comes via the twitterfeed of the International Game Developers Association, who said this morning:
Confirmation of EA closing Visceral has been received. Our best wishes to the 21 devs now out of a job #EAVisceral.
Visceral Melbourne had previously worked on Dead Space, Godfather 2 and Dante’s Inferno, while it’s also said that the studio was working on a triple-A Xbox 360 and PS3 game for the last three years.
The studio is thought to have closed down after it was decided that the latest title would not be profitable.
We wish good luck for the future to all those affected.