Rumour: Visceral Games to Close

Australia based development studio Visceral Games might shutdown next Monday, according to a credible source within EA. Visceral Studios is based in Melbourne but most of it's divisions are based in California (after replacing Redwood studios). The team was behind the acclaimed Dead Space series, and the Godfather series, and fall under the EA family. The report comes to us as a shock, and although the news hasn't been officially confirmed, the team will issue a press release on Monday so we can better understand if the company will be completely defunct or if there will be mass redundancies followed by a merger of smaller teams within EA. Since the studio have confirmed that they were working on two titles last month, the probability is that Visceral Melbourne will be shutdown, followed by mass redundacies, and the new HQ will be completely based in Redwood, California.