September 30, 2008

Command & Conquer FPS "Tiberium" Canned by EA

According to MarketWatch EA has officially cancelled the first person shooter based on the Command & Conquer RTS series named Tiberium. EA claims "design challenges" among other things caused the canellation. This move will result in an unspecified number of jobs.

""It is with a heavy heart that I announce the end to all work on 'Tiberium,' effective immediately," Mike Verdu, who heads the Electronic Arts studio creating the game."
Apparently the game was not living up to high expectations, and thus was forced to the chopping block. Joystiq has a full statement from EA, as seen below:
"EA has suspended work on Tiberium effective immediately.
The game was not on track to meet the high quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label. A lower quality game is not in the best interest of the consumers and would not succeed in this market.

This decision will result in some individuals being released. However, EA will make every effort to place talented people on other projects. Eligible employees will receive severance and outplacement support."

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