Electronic Arts has laid off employees in Los Angeles and Montreal, and reportedly shuttered the Visceral Montreal studio.
The publisher refused to specify which studios were being closed down but the rumor, cited by multiple sources, is that the Montreal office of Dead Space studio Visceral Games has been closed entirely.
Dead Space's three games cycle was over, it's their usual strategy
1st game - good, get hype for next game
2nd game - average, lower budget, sell it based on brand recognition from the first game
3rd game - doggydoo, copy paste, add explosions, no budget, short development time, sell it to the people who still believed and now crush all their hopes
wonder if bioware will still be around after Dragon Age 3