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Rumour: Spielberg team laid off at EALA (update)

Friday, 31st October 2008 07:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: EA’s just confirmed that the game’s still in production.

VG247 has learnt from an EA employee that the majority of the LMNO team has been laid off at EALA.

LMNO was the codename for the “ultra-real” Spielberg game being worked on at the studio.

The fate of the game itself is unclear: we’ve been told that “almost everyone on the team has gone.”

The title’s has been in the works for several years, and has included concepts like motion-capturing tear movements in an effort to induce “emotion” in the player.

Today’s talk emerged after EA said yesterday it was to lay off 6 percent of its overall workforce in the wake of Q2 losses.

More soon, hopefully.

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  1. Blerk

    Money well spent, there. I surmise Spielberg himself won’t have been laid off. Perhaps if they hadn’t taken him on in the first place the team could’ve stayed?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mortiferus

    “motion-capturing tear movements” Yeah, that was going to revolutionize gaming.

    #2 6 years ago