If you aren’t familiar with Visceral Games, they created the Dead Space franchise, worked on Battlefield Hardline, Dante’s Inferno, and more. Yesterday we received news that the studio is officially shutting down. They were under the EA banner and were working on another Star Wars title before the unexpected closing.
— Visceral Games (@VisceralGames) October 17, 2017
Further news comes from one of the former employees who explained that Dead Space 2’s budget cost around $60 million to produce, and it didn’t sell well enough to make a decent profit. Dead Space 3 also didn’t meet sales goals, so ultimately now we’re here where the studio had to shut down.
As far as the untitled Star Wars game the studio was working on, it has been delayed until the unforeseeable future. Development has been moved to EA Vancouver. So sad to see any studio go, but hopefully, the people working there can get back on their feet and find better endeavors.