The forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean game, Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned has now been cancelled and development on the game has been halted. 100 employees who worked for developers Propaganda Games were layed off, and consequently, the game had to be pulled. The announcement is a unsurprising considering the game had already been delayed from August this year, all the way to sometime in 2011, as well as the obvious question of whether there would be the demand for a Pirates of the Caribbean game without the aid of a linked film release.
On the other hand, it isn’t all bad news. With their project now well and truly ended, the focus of developers working on Pirates of the Caribbean can now be shifted to TRON: Evolution which should result in a better game.
The announcment from Disney Interactive is detailed below:
Disney Interactive Studios confirms the cancellation of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned video game which was scheduled to be released in 2011.
As a result of this decision, Disney Interactive Studios completed a restructuring of Propaganda Games, its Vancouver, BC internal studio, affecting one of the studio’s two development teams. The studio is still in active production of TRON: Evolution, the video game, which will be released on December 7, 2010 with additional DLC (downloadable content) support following the game’s release.