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Disney scrap Armada of the Damned
Posted: 15.10.2010 11:35 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
It's been confirmed by Disney Interactive that Propaganda Games' upcoming action RPG 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned' is no more.

More troubling is that the studio team behind it has been largely laid off, with only some transferring to their other project, Tron: Evolution.

"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," said Disney Interactive VP of communication, Angela Emery.

"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." Rumours say around 100 have been laid off.

"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," continued Emery.

This is terrible news indeed especially as the 'Armada of the Damned' appeared to have such promise with its Fable-esque visual appeal and the freedom to shape your own captain in the rich world of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Tron: Evolution is a movie-tie to the upcoming Tron: Legacy due at the end of this year. It explores events that lead up to the movie as we take the role of Anon, which is short for anonymous - so clever. Were you looking forward to PotC: Armada of the Damned?

Source: Kotaku

Comments

By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Oct 16, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
I too, was actually looking forward to this.... a real shame :(
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2010
Eversor
This is bad news indeed. It would have been nice to play as a pirate in the PotC universe.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 18, 2010
herodotus
What a shame...agreed. Especially with the "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides" movie due for release next year.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 19, 2010
Eversor
I was very pleased with the movies, and would have been thrilled to have a game based around the movies.
By hunter612 (SI Core) on Oct 25, 2010
hunter612
Damn..what's wrong with them? I was looking forward to this.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Oct 26, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
I actually just watched the trailer for the first time, I think if Lionhead were ever able to get the rights to this, they could do a good job of it.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2010
Eversor
Maybe so, but right now I don't think anybody is going to do anything with this game.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Dec 17, 2010
djole381
Damn. I was really looking forward for this game. When I saw gameplay trailer on Youtube I said to myself that I'm gonna buy this game. What a disappointment.