According to Kotaku, Pandemic Studios is no more. The developper behind the hits “Full Spectrum Warrior” and “Star Wars: Battlefront” is rumored to be axed by Electronic Arts later today. Go to http://kotaku.com/5406449/ for the full story.
The team had been working on the eagerly anticipated video game Saboteur. The project is said to now be in the hands of EA Montreal.
The downfall of the studio started with the closing of Pandemic Studios Brisbane who were working on the never realeased “Dark Knight” game for EA.
Will Wright’s latest gaming masterpiece “Spore” is now available at retail outlets in North America. The main Spore title can be purchased for either the Mac or PC, while the spin-off titles “Spore Creatures” and “Spore Origins” are available for the Nintendo DS and iPhone/iPod Touch respectively. The game is rated “E” for Everyone.
No word on the once rumored Nintendo Wii version.
One of the most anticipated games of the summer will be hitting store shelves shortly, as Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions announced earlier today that “Battlefield: Bad Company” is heading to retail and into gamers’ hands by week’s end. The latest title in the Battlefield franchise features both a single player and multiplayer gameplay. Here’s a small blurb taken from the official press release:
“Battlefield: Bad Company delivers a deep single-player campaign loaded with dark humor, intense combat and deafening destruction. Players take on the role of Preston Marlowe, a young soldier whose antics land him in the division with the highest mortality rate alongside other troublemakers Sarge, Haggard and Sweetwater. Players will tackle harsh terrain and fierce enemies with their squad of renegade soldiers as they search for an elusive treasure using dozens of vehicles, weapons and deadly toys all at their disposal for explosive experimentation.”
The game will be available on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 and is rated Teen.