Confirmed: Armada of the Damned canceled

Layoffs hit Propaganda Games

  • by AJ Glasser
  • October 14, 2010 12:20 PM PT

Disney Interactive Studios confirmed to GamePro that action-adventure title, Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, sunk, taking an unknown number of Propaganda Games employees with it.

Rumor broke via Kotaku this morning that as many as 100 people were cut loose from developer Propaganda Games, which also has Tron: Evolution in the works.

Disney Interactive released the following statement to the media:

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.

Though set in the same fictional universe as the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Armada of the Damned was intended as a standalone game where players could determine the morality and appearance of their character, James Sterling, entirely through actions.

The next Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides, hits theaters in May 2011.

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AJatGamePro

handclickydude wrote:

Disney put a curse word in the title, it had to be good.

Would you have played it, though? Based on the premise?

shortANDcurlies

The useless amount of money wasted when studios do this is unbelievable... tens of millions of dollars per game, sometimes more just thrown down the toilet, my god that's a waste..

Why don't they release games such as this in sections or acts? and further development would hinge upon on the sales figures of the previous act... there you go. Problem solved. Unless the game is so God awful there is no saving it.

I just can't see wasting that kind of money for no other reason than the Boss eliminating random less important projects and basically just tightening his belt to make the division seem more profitable than it really is at the end of the year.

Whatever, just seems like a complete waste to me.

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