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Submitted by Aclay 827d ago | news

EA Lays Off Staff, May Have Shut Down Army of Two Developer Visceral Montreal

Kotaku- Electronic Arts has laid off a number of development staff in both Los Angeles and Montreal, the publisher confirmed today.

We're hearing from multiple sources that they've shut down Visceral Montreal, the studio behind upcoming shooter Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, but EA wouldn't confirm or deny that news. However, in a statement to Kotaku, an EA spokesperson confirmed layoffs. (EA, Industry, Visceral Montreal)

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ZeekQuattro  +   827d ago
I'm disappointed in EA's numbers. lol
Rockefellow  +   827d ago
I'm not sure what's funny about a ton of people losing their jobs.
ShadowKingx  +   827d ago
Army Of What?
maniacmayhem  +   827d ago
This has been EA's model since god knows when. This place sucks to work at, they ridiculously staff up and once the project is done or the end of the year they cut everyone they put on plus a few more.

The game industry really needs to change its practices on they run a business. Every where else this type of model would be frowned upon and turned on its ear, but for some reason the it's accepted in the video game industry.
aiBreeze  +   827d ago
"This has been EA's model since god knows when. This place sucks to work at, they ridiculously staff up and once the project is done or the end of the year they cut everyone they put on plus a few more. "

Happened with SWTOR, they hired a bunch of temps towards the later stages of development and then laid a bunch off soon as they realized they gave dirty man birth to the tortanic. If they apply the same practices in other studios, it would probably explain why so many of their games never quite live up to the AAA standard EA would want us to believe they are.
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BitbyDeath  +   827d ago
Westwood is likely next in line for the cutting.
aiBreeze  +   827d ago
Obvious troll is obvious, RIP Westwood :(
v0rt3x  +   827d ago
Did we really ask for a third AoT?
BLAKHOODe  +   827d ago
I loved the 1st one, but part 2 was horrendous. I couldn't even get halfway through it.
aiBreeze  +   827d ago
Wow nothing says your game sucks like closing a studio a month before their latest game is even released.
BLAKHOODe  +   827d ago
Man, I hope this doesn't mean an end to the Dead Space series. I just started playing Dead Space 3.. and I'm really getting into it, despite it being more action than horror. I was just thinking lastnight while playing it how GREAT graphically Dead Space 4 could be on PS4 with enhanced lighting and shading.

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