Props to Miklós Szecsei at Lazygamer.co.za for this:
“Visceral Games is an awesome development studio. They’ve made gems like Dead Space and (perhaps not as shiny a gem, but I still loved it) Dante’s Inferno. They’re owned by EA. You know EA. Everyone used to hate them a few years ago because of icky DRM practices and their overbearing corporate identity. Now, it seems, they’re earning back a lot of fans and it’s largely thanks to awesome people like those who make up Visceral Games. That and Activision has taken over as the Sauron of the gaming industry.”
Personally, I think it’s up in the air how this will turn out. As Miklós points out, Visceral has done great work with Dead Space and even managed to make Dante’s Inferno a not-totally-sucky experience. Is this EA giving the franchise to a studio they think deserves it? Is this EA giving it to Visceral to make up for the lackluster response to C&C4? Can Visceral pull off a genre they’ve not tried before (they’ve managed action survival-horror and god-of-war-alike so far, but real-time strategy is a whole different genre, no pun intended). Do you think Visceral is up to the task?