Visceral Games

EA Reassert That “People Don’t Like” Linear Games As Much Anymore

With the loot box controversy dominating the conversation around EA at the moment, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the Visceral Games shutdown a few weeks ago. The gist was that EA closed down Visceral, which was working on an Amy Hennig Star Wars game. The outfacing explanation seemed to suggest it was because the game was a […]

The Story Behind The Collapse Of Visceral’s Star Wars

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the collapse of Visceral Games and their long-awaited Star Wars game, was how unsurprising it was to many at Visceral when EA told them to pack up the studio and go home. Visceral, as Kotaku’s Jason Schreier points out in his lengthy epic about the studio’s fall, had been “an odd […]

EA Shut Down Amy Hennig’s Star Wars Game To Make It A “Broader Experience”

EA has announced that the Amy Hennig and Visceral Games’ Star Wars title will be “refocused” and developed by other EA studios while Visceral Games closes down. Making this something of a double header as far as bad news goes. Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund made the announcement in an EA blog post that Visceral’s linear, story-based […]

Visceral’s Star Wars Game Is Like Uncharted And Is Not 1313

Amy Hennig is one of the main creatives credited for the Uncharted series. Last year, she left the franchise and developer Naughty Dog to go work with EA’s Visceral Games. It didn’t take long to find out that she was working on a new Star Wars game. Since then, we haven’t heard a peep about it, […]

Battlefield Hardline’s Multiplayer Reportedly Hampered By DDoS Attacks Yesterday

The launch of Battlefield Hardline was of great importance to EA. After the debacle that was the multiplayer launch of Battlefield 4, the company needed a win in that department. And it got it. The game’s online was reportedly stable during its launch yesterday, which is good news for the Visceral Games, DICE and EA…at […]

Battlefield Hardline Gets Meta As Criminals Play Dead Space In Campaign

Before working on Battlefield Hardline, Visceral Games were known as the developer who brought the world Dead Space. It’s quite a tonal shift for the company moving franchises, so here’s hoping they can pull off the change. So, Dead Space is going to make an appearance in Battlefield Hardline. In this video about character design, […]

A Couch Is The Fastest Vehicle In Battlefield Hardline…No, Really

Battlefield is known for having quite a few Easter eggs hidden within it, from Dinosaur roars to full-bodied Megalodon. Battlefield Hardline has taken the cake though. The game is thought to be bringing humour back into the Battlefield franchise and this new easter egg seems to confirm that. Hosted by jackfrags, this video shows ‘The American […]

Battlefield Hardline Is Really Trying To Sell This Cop Show Dynamic

One of the more interesting things that we are yet to see too much of is the ‘cop show dynamic’ in Battlefield Hardline. There are going to be 10 episodes to the game’s campaign and that will come complete with ‘previously ons’. This developer diary shed some light on how that is all going to work. […]

Scratch that – 7 Million People Played The Battlefield Hardline Beta

Just Sunday, I reported that 5 million players had logged on to test the Battlefield Hardline Beta. That number has now been dwarfed, by an updated total. Announced on the game’s official Twitter, it turns out 7 million total players turned up to play the cops and robbers Battlefield across all platforms. Thank you to […]

Battlefield Hardline Beta Surpasses 5 Million Players Across All Platforms

Now this is a little surprising. The buzz around Battlefield Hardline has felt much cooler than you’d expect from a game in the franchise. Maybe it was the somewhat disastrous launch of Battlefield 4 or the fact that Hardline is a new spin off for the series. From my temperature checks previously though, the game […]

There Are Some Pretty Kooky Battlefield Hardline Reload Animations In The Beta

The Battlefield Hardline beta is online right now. Sadly, I haven’t found the time to play it yet so I can’t give any impressions, but it’s out there until tomorrow so go dive in yourself if you want to see what it’s about. Kotaku have correlated something a little strange though. It doesn’t happen often, but […]

Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Hitting In Early February

I’ve gotten hands on with Battlefield Hardline a few times over the last few months. While it certainly brings high paced action, there is nothing about it that has grabbed me yet. Add on top of that the political drama surrounding a game that appears to be about heavily militarized police and you have a cocktail […]