Confirmed: Armada of the Damned canceled
Layoffs hit Propaganda Games
- 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.