According to the International Game Developers Association's (IGDA) Melbourne, Australia chapter, Electronic Arts is set to close the local division of Visceral Games. EA's Visceral Melbourne studio is best known for its work on Dante's Inferno. EA Visceral Melbourne staff will meet with human resources personnel on September 19, to discuss the studio's closure.
"More sad news emerging about #EAVisceral Melbourne studio closure," the IGDA chapter posted on its Twitter account. "Happy to help all affected in any way we can."
EA Visceral Melbourne also worked on Dead Space and Godfather 2. It was also working on an unannounced AAA title based on new intellectual property. Clearly that project is dead in the water.
EA is not commenting on the story because it's a rumor at this point.