9. Visceral Games
California-based Visceral Games is best-known for one game. This is Dead Space, a terrific (and very violent) survival horror game which turned heads back in 2008. Its sequels, though, did not fare so well: Dead Space 2 hit shelves preceded by a big marketing campaign and did not sell well, while Dead Space 3 tanked so badly it’s unlikely we’ll see another game in the series anytime soon.
Also 2015’s Battlefield: Hardline failed to make much of an impact. However, hopes were still up as Visceral began work on Project Ragtag, a new Star Wars game which was to be published by Electronic Arts after it got exclusive rights from Disney. None less than Amy Hennig was involved in its development, someone who had worked on the Uncharted games. Sadly, EA did not like the way the game was shaping up, so it rebooted their Star Wars game and closed Visceral for good in 2017.