Visceral Games

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Visceral Games
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1998
Headquarters Redwood City, California, United States
Key people
Scott Probst (general manager)
Amy Hennig (creative director)
Products Dead Space (2008–13)
Owner Electronic Arts

Visceral Games (formerly EA Redwood Shores[1]) is an American video game development studio owned by Electronic Arts. The studio is best known for the Dead Space series.[2]


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.[1]

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.[3] The fate of the game they were rumored to be working on (The Ripper) is unknown.

In 2013, EA bought the rights for developing Star Wars games from Disney. EA confirmed that besides Visceral Games, BioWare and DICE are developing Star Wars games.

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.[4]

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1998 Future Cop: LAPD Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
1999 CyberTiger PlayStation
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2000
2000 NASCAR Rumble
Road Rash: Jailbreak
2001 007: Agent Under Fire GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
2004 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
2005 James Bond 007: From Russia with Love
2006 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
2007 The Godfather PlayStation 3, Wii
MySims Microsoft Windows, Wii
The Simpsons Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2008 Dead Space Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
MySims Kingdom Wii
2009 The Godfather II Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3, Wii
2010 Dante's Inferno PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
The Sims 3: Ambitions Microsoft Windows, OS X
2011 Dead Space 2[5] Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2013 Dead Space 3
Battlefield 3: End Game[6]
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2015 Battlefield Hardline Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2018 [7] Untitled Star Wars video game Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


  1. ^ a b McWhertor, Michael (2009-05-04). "Dead Space Devs Change Their Name To Visceral Games". Kotaku. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Dead Space for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Luke (2011-09-18). "Visceral Games Melbourne Shut Down". IGN. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ Schreier, Jason (April 8, 2015). "Management shake-up at Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games". Kotaku. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "EA Brings the Terror to Space in Dead Space 2". Electronic Arts. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Visceral made the End Game DLC for Battlefield 3". Reddit. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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