|Subsidiary of Electronic Arts|
|Industry||Computer and video games
|Scott Probst (General Manager)|
|Products||Dead Space series
Visceral Games (formerly EA Redwood Shores) is an American video game development studio internally owned by Electronic Arts. They are perhaps best known for the critically acclaimed Dead Space series. Visceral Games recently made Battlefield Hardline, a new entry for the Battlefield series launched on March 17, 2015.
Visceral Games is part of the EA Games Label; the studio falls under the auspices of Senior Vice President Patrick Söderlund who manages all Games Label studios from Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to his leaving to found Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield was Visceral's Vice President and General Manager.
Visceral Games was known as EA Redwood Shores from 1998 to May 2009.
Visceral Games is located in Redwood Shores, California at the same site location as the EA corporate headquarters. There was an Australian studio based in Melbourne, but this was closed down on September 19, 2011. The fate of the game they were rumored to be working on (The Ripper) is unknown.
In early 2014, a rumor stated that Visceral Games was developing the next Battlefield game after Battlefield 4. In May 2014, web pages appeared stating that the next Battlefield game is going to be called Battlefield Hardline and is being revealed at E3 2014. This was confirmed by EA via Twitter as correct information, and the game was shown off to be a "Cops vs Robbers"-style shooter. It was previously thought Visceral Games was going to develop solely the single-player campaign, while DICE would be working on the multiplayer, but this rumor was soon denied, with a claim that DICE was merely having a supportive role in the multiplayer development.
Less than a month after the release of Battlefield Hardline, General Manager of the studio Steve Papoutsis left Visceral Games. After his departure, his position was taken up by Scott Probst.
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