Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned Cancelled
I don’t know how much you know about Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. What we’ve seen of it so far were some impressive customization features for your pirate and his ship, graphics that reminded us of the Fable series, and of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean license.
Unfortunately, that’s all we’re going to see of it, as Disney has confirmed the cancellation of the upcoming action-RPG. In a statement, Disney said,
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.
It appears that the “restructuring” mentioned above resulted in the downsizing of Propaganda Games from two teams to one, resulting in the layoff of as many as 100 people. Remaining team members were shifted over to help put the finishing touches on the other title Propaganda is creating for Disney, TRON: Evolution.
This news makes me a wee bit sad, because I was impressed and intrigued by the concept and the work that had gone into this one so far. Still, maybe this will help make sure that TRON: Evolution emerges from the womb relatively bug-free.