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Mercenaries Inc. Was Pandemic's Next Game, Cancelled This Month

Split-Screen: "Pandemic Studios is officially shut with over 200 employees being shown the door. The fate of The Saboteur is thankfully not jeopardized, but another project – one that may have found more resonance with gamers – has been. This was Pandemic's latest sequel to the Mercenaries franchise, touted as a multiplayer sandbox game for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, called Mercenaries Inc."

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Raptura2918d ago

Can't another subsidiary of EA or another developer continue this game? The game looked promising.

Christopher2918d ago

Eh. Mercs 2 looks promising as well, but that had tons of flaws and really didn't speak towards this generation's level of gaming on the 360 or PS3. Was thoroughly frustrated and disappointed with the game.

IaMs122918d ago

I loved the first mercs game it was awesome! They need go back to that roots, making it realistic as in explosions but of course non realistic player that has an unlimited supply at his disposal

SPECTER2918d ago

EA you make me so sad. First you screwed Mercs2 over now this. Man those guys really screwed pandimic over, whish they kept working with Lucas Arts.

Cajun Chicken2918d ago

Yeah, damn right they screwed them over. First Pandemic Brisbane that made the first two DAH! because of a canned Batman game and then the main studio that made Mercenaries and Battlefronts. Talented sandbox focused developer destroyed, a**holes.

Furious with this, although, seriously, LotR Conquest sucked to no end. Maybe that was part of EA's reasoning for this, or maybe it was the fact they were TRADED for a casual game company 'Playfish'?....

Syaz12918d ago

but in this case, it seems that pandemic is the more guilty one. the games they develop after ea bought them didn't do too good. i don't think ea rushed them, i remember mercs 2 was delayed for more polishing time. considering how much ea paid for pandemic, i wouldn't blame them if they were not happy with pandemic's performance. if ea was so evil, bioware and visceral wouldn't even exist by now.

bottom line, just because ea is usually the big, bad guy, doesn't mean they're always the guilty one. review the situation critically.

Cajun Chicken2918d ago

http://www.joystiq.com/2009...

This lowers my confidence in the future of Visceral Games.

MajesticBeast2918d ago

Ea bought to much and now they have to kill pandemic for it wonder who is next on the chopping block.

matey2918d ago

ITS BEEN CANNED BECAUSE THE COSTS ARE GETTING ON TOP OF MOST PUBLISHERS NOW THEY HAVE KEPT THE WII IN THE COLD WHEN IT COMES TO BIG BUDGET TITLES SO ITS THERE FAULT NINTENDO BRING A FAIRLY POWERFUL CONSOLE THAT IS CHEAP TO DEVELOP SUCH GAMES AS MH3 ECT AND PUBS DONT GET ON IT THIS GIVES PUBLISHERS A WAY OF SAVING MONEY ON BIG GAMES U BUILD GROUND UP FOR WII AND PORT THE GAME UP TO 360/PS3 ECT LOOK HERES AN EXAMPLE MH3 PORTED UP WITH JUST RESOLUTION UPGRADE THERE U HAVE IT THE WII CAN BE USED AS THE MAIN PLATFORM IT HAS THE GRAPHICS PUBLISHERS ARE STUPID THIS WAY U WOULD HAVE 3 AAA VERSIONS OF HIGH END GAMES ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE LOADS MORE PROFIT 3 VERSIONS IS BETTER THAN 2 VERSIONS OF A GAME THAT COULD BE DONE ON THE WII,CAPCOM HAVE NOTICED THIS AND ARE STARTING BY SAYING THE WII CAN DO RE5,PLUS THERE PORTING THE MT-FRAMEWORK ENGINE TO WII SO THEY HAVE FLEXABILITY TO MAKE WII THE MAIN PLATFORM FOR THERE AAA CROSS PLATFORM GAMES OR THE 360 ITS BETTER THAT WAY ALL PUBLISHERS SHOULD DO THE SAME EXPECT LOST PLANET WII,DARK VOID WII,RE 5 WII,STREET FIGHTER 4 WII,ALL THE BIGGEST CROSS PLATFORM GAMES FROM CAPCOM WILL COME TO WII IN 2010 DEVIL KINGS 2 IS PS3/WII THATS THE START OF SOMETHING BETTER FOR THE INDUSTRY

MOE2FREAKY2918d ago

I CAN USE CAPS LOCK RAGE TOO! ARRRHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Pillage052918d ago

You know your caps lock is on right? :P

PS3Freak2918d ago

While reading your Caps Lock comment the words go through my head as yells, haha.

Jamescagney2918d ago

WHAT A GREAT COMMENT, THANKS FOR THAT ,IT WAS MOST INTERESTING. PLEASE POST MORE.

DARK WITNESS2918d ago

The Universal laws of forum posting dictate that WHEN YOU USE CAPS IT'S NOT REALLY A GOOD THING. IT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF STANDING IN THE STREET AND SHOUTING OUT YOUR CONVERSATION AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS - NOBODY WILL LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR SAYING, JUST STAND AND LOOK AT YOU!

Now could you re-post that again?

FCOLitsjustagame2918d ago

As if all caps weren’t hard enough to read, it is a big wall of text with little punctuation. So it’s kind of like he’s yelling it all really fast without any breaths or pauses.

Odd, how just little typing tendencies like that can make a post kind of stressful to read.

JayX6662918d ago

That has made my day, i didnt even read it all i saw was wii = powerful, and laughed at the shouting. YOU WANT SOME HAAAAAAM?!

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