There were rumors circulating around the internet last week that the Melbourne branch of Visceral Games was going to be shut down on September 19th. It appears that those rumors were true because the International Game Developer’s Association just confirmed on their twitter account that the studio has indeed been shut down. This is a damaging blow to the already struggling Australian videogame industry as studio closures continue to plague the continent.
The studio employed 21 developers and apparently had spent the last three years working on a large title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unfortunately that game may never see store shelves as the project was not finished by the time of the studios closure. Though that doesn’t mean that the now out of work developers won’t talk about what they were working on in the future.