A Vis­ceral end

GAX (Malaysia) - - NEWSWIRE - EA shuts down Vis­ceral Games.

EA, the pub­lisher be­hind many an­nual sports ti­tles, as well as the re­cent Star Wars Bat­tle­front video game tie-ins, has an­nounced its plan to shut down Vis­ceral Games. As a re­sult, the stu­dio’s mem­bers will be shuf­fled around other projects. There is also an un­re­leased Star Wars game that was be­ing worked on by Vis­ceral Games, which will now be han­dled by two other stu­dios within EA, specif­i­cally EA World­wide Stu­dios and EA Van­cou­ver. This brings a lot of uncer­tainty to the na­ture of the game. Lead­ing the team be­hind the still-un­named Star Wars game was Amy Hen­nig of Naughty Dog and Un­charted fame. Last we heard, EA was still dis­cussing with Hen­nig about her ‘next move’, but it’s at the very least clear that said Star Wars game will be noth­ing like what she wanted, if and when it gets re­leased. An EA blog post reads: “Through­out the de­vel­op­ment process, we have been test­ing the game con­cept with play­ers, lis­ten­ing to the feed­back about what and how they want to play, and closely track­ing fun­da­men­tal shifts in the mar­ket­place. It has be­come clear that to de­liver an ex­pe­ri­ence that play­ers will want to come back to and en­joy for a long time to come, we will need to pivot the de­sign.” “Lastly, while we had orig­i­nally ex­pected this game to launch late in our fis­cal year 2019, we’re now look­ing at a new time­frame that we will an­nounce in the fu­ture,” the post con­tin­ues.

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