In case you haven't heard there have been rumors on Visceral games Melbourne shutting down! Here is the link to the article.
Quote - In August this year, THQ confirmed the closure of both its Australian development studios--Blue Tongue and Brisbane's THQ Studios Australia--due to a global restructure of its internal framework.
It now appears EA may be going the same route with the Australian arm of its Visceral Games studio. According to the Melbourne chapter of the International Game Developers Association, IGDA Melbourne, EA Visceral Melbourne staff will meet with human resources personnel this coming Monday, September 19, to discuss the studio's closure.
"More sad news emerging about #EAVisceral Melbourne studio closure," the IGDA chapterposted on its Twitter account. "Happy to help all affected in any way we can."
EA Visceral Melbourne worked on Dead Space, Godfather 2, and Dante's Inferno. According to EA's website, the studio has been working on an unannounced AAA title based on new intellectual property.
An EA representative told GameSpot that the company does not comment on rumours.
It is very sad if this it true, I think Australia has great potential when it comes to game development shown with games like LA Noire but having Australian studios shut down is obviously not going to help game development here! What do you guys think of the situation?