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EA Shuts Down Lifeless Area 2 Remake Rumors After Stories Point out It Was Shelved




Large Bomb’s Jeff Grub reported earlier at this time that EA’s Motive Studio was engaged on a Lifeless Area 2 remake earlier than it was shelved following lackluster gross sales of the group’s Lifeless Area remake final 12 months. Nonetheless, EA has denied Grubb’s reporting, telling IGN, “We do not usually touch upon rumors however there isn’t any validity to this story.” 

On Large Bomb’s Recreation Mess Mornings present, Grubb stated, “They have been engaged on it, they have been engaged on Lifeless Area 2 and they’re now not engaged on it. It’s on the shelf as a result of the primary recreation had lackluster gross sales, is the way it was phrased to me.”

He continues, including, “Because it stands proper now, they have been engaged on it; it was within the concepting part…pre-production, and now that work has been placed on the shelf.” 

Grubb revealed this at this time following yesterday’s information from Motive itself, the place basic supervisor Patrick Klaus introduced the studio was creating a brand new group to assist EA’s Battlefield franchise whereas growth on its Iron Man recreation with Marvel continues. Hours later, EA denied Grubb’s declare in a press release to IGN

Following up on IGN‘s report, Grubb stated on X (previously Twitter), “I offer you my permission to imagine EA if you need, however at any time when an organization says ‘that is not true’ however they do not specify which a part of the story they’re speaking about, properly…yeah. Lifeless Area 2 was positively being deliberate. It had a code identify. And so they aren’t making it now.” 

IGN information director Kat Bailey, who wrote IGN‘s story about all this at this time, responded to Grubb, saying, “My understanding based mostly alone sources is that the Lifeless Area 2 Remake was by no means thought of. Additionally, EA’s assertion was fairly definitive.” 

And that is the place it stands at this time. Grubb stated Motive was engaged on a remake of Lifeless Area 2 earlier than it was shelved following lackluster gross sales of final 12 months’s Lifeless Area remake, and EA says that is not true. Sadly, we’ll possible by no means know the true story right here, however in case you have been holding out hope for a remake of Lifeless Area 2, it is not taking place for now it appears.

For what’s it is price, we requested Lifeless Area remake artistic director Roman Campos-Oriola about the potential for a Lifeless Area 2 remake in an interview performed a couple of weeks after the sport’s launch. His response: “…we’ll see how the sport performs, what the corporate desires, what the studio desires, what we as a group we need to do, and we’ll determine it out from there. However for the second, there is not any particular plan outlined.”

For extra, learn Recreation Informer’s evaluation of Lifeless Area remake, after which examine Motive’s in-development Iron Man recreation. 

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