A staffer in the Melbourne branch of Visceral Games claim that the branch will be closed on Monday. According to the source, the Melbourne office had been working on a major Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game for the last three years, which has been recently canceled.
The informant also claims that EA Games vice president Patrick Soderland, formerly from DICE, decided the game would be unprofitable and summarily canceled the game and closed the studio. However, EA’s other Australian studios, Firemint and Iron Monkey, will not affected by the closure.
EA Visceral Melbourne worked on and produced Dead Space, Godfather 2, and Dante’s Inferno.