IGN - Steve Papoutsis, the Executive Producer on Battlefield Hardline, is no longer the General Manager at Visceral Games.
Thats a shame, thats the only person i really liked at EA. He always felt excited whenever he talked about Dead Space in his interviews and i liked how he connected with fans during Dead Space 2 development. I really wish him he best of luck. Its really sad to hear especially after he said he was getting along very well wtih Amy Hennig.
I read somewhere that he got replaced by an EA Execs Son. So much for that.. and there isn't even a good reason for him to leave after being executive producer on BF which was obviously forced on them.
He will probably end up at Activision back with Schofield.
If it's a deal where he doesn't like EA's involvement in his projects, then he won't be any better off at Sledgehammer. They've been with Activision for six years and still haven't made the 3rd person COD they joined up for.
I wish gamers would stop buying EA products. It seems the more brazen this company gets the higher their profit margin rises.
I will stop buying EA products... after Star Wars Battlefront!
And that there is the reason why EA can keep doing that they do.
You're free....run Steve, run for your life.
I read that as run slave, instead of Steve. Which sadly he was probably treated as. Best of luck to him and his new adventure.
Why? Did the game sell poorly?
He probably didn't want Visceral to make a BF and was no doubt forced by EA.
Ya now I hope he can make a Dead Space "like" game again.
He was breath of fresh air on EA last generation, betting on new and darker IP's like Dead Space and Dante's Inferno. I really wish he goes somewhere where they give him the freedom for his creativity to flourish.
Hope he finds another job in the industry quickly and has more creative freedom
Someone will pick him up quickly.
Visceral is very likely next to get up on EA's butcher block. Leaving EA and finding somewhere better to work for is the right thing to do.
Yup, respected talented dude out, random EA exec's son in.. the future hardly looks bright for Visceral.
well its understandable, visceral games are tarnished forever, they will now always be know for making an average fps shooter instead of the masterpiece dead space
Clearly no one has forgotten that this team has made Dead Space, so why would we suddenly remember them for Hardline, and forget them for Dead Space. Nothing will make me forget that they made some of the best Horror games in years.
meaning hardline was a failure
Replaced by an EA executive's son? Dammit man.
I guess that the BF: Hardline has failed to meet EA's expectation. But good for him leaving EA.
Hardline completely flopped on PC. It never managed to surpass BF4 PC's peak online players. In fact even BF3 PC has more players online than Hardline PC, which is amazing considering BF3 is nearly 4 years old.
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