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Visceral heads jump ship to Activision to work on “existing franchises”

Submitted by on Saturday, 25 July 20095 Comments

visceralgameslogo Visceral heads jump ship to Activision to work on existing franchisesNews broke this week that two of the leading lights at newly rebranded Visceral Games have defected from EA over to Activision to lead a new studio in San Mateo, California.

Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey, ex-General Manager and COO respectively at the studio formerly known as EA Redwood Shores, were key factors in driving the development of games such as Dead Space and the upcoming Dante’s Inferno.

They will now work on existing Activision properties.

Confirming to GameSpot, an EA rep stated:

“I can confirm that Glen and Michael are exiting EA. It takes a team of talented people to make a highly rated game like Dead Space. The team at Visceral are currently working on Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space Extraction, and new titles that will be announced at a later date.”

And just to hammer the fact home, Activision have since come out to put their own slant on the capture.

“We are currently hiring employees to work at a new studio that is opening in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Glen Schofield along with Michael Condrey will lead the studio which will be creating a new game based on one of Activision’s existing franchises. We will be providing more details regarding the game at a later date.”

New studios, defections, murder – this story has it all. OK, so it hasn’t got murder but it does throw up a few questions such as the fate of Dead Space 2 and the future success of the nascent Visceral Studios.