Pirates of the Caribbean producer's game incubation studio no longer moving forward after shipping no products since 2007.
Film and TV icon Jerry Bruckheimer's first foray into gaming yielded no products. A Bruckheimer Films representative confirmed with GameSpot today that Jerry Bruckheimer Games, founded in 2007, is no longer moving forward.
"Jerry Bruckheimer Games is no longer active," the representative said.
Asked if "no longer active" should be thought of as dormant with the possibility of returning to operation or simply no longer a functioning entity, the rep was clear: "no longer a functioning entity."
The outfit--once in partnership with MTV Games--was described as a "game incubation studio," one that would conceive games but wouldn't actually develop them. "It'll be an idea [house]," Bruckheimer told GameSpot in 2007. "We'll work with other developers and studios to hire an executive team and come up with something we feel is interesting."
Jerry Bruckheimer Games had no announced projects, though the company was reportedly developing three different games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Bruckheimer Films representative declined to comment on the status of these rumored projects.
Highly touted Jerry Bruckheimer Games founding presidents Jim Veevaert and Jay Cohen have moved on. Veevaert is now a general manager at Zynga, while Jay Cohen left the company last year and is currently chairman of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
No comment was given regarding the nature of the pair's departure from the now-defunct game company.
Though Bruckheimer may no longer have a hand in gaming, he is set to produce a number of high-profile upcoming films, including National Treasure 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5, among others.
Bruckheimer's film and TV legacy is extensive. In addition to producing the Pirates of the Caribbean films, he has helped create films like Top Gun and Black Hawk Down and shows like C.S.I: Crime Scene Investigation and The Amazing Race
Disclosure: C.S.I. and The Amazing Race air on CBS, GameSpot's parent company
I actually think I played a Pirates of the Carribean game once on my PC. Well, chances are most employees have left since 2007.
Nobody wanted their ideas... They should stick to movies, where they can also implement their ideas :)
Six years of nothing. What a waste of money. Considering JB made billions on the Pirates movies, i guess he had plenty of money to just throw away. I'm sure he gets a cut from the Lego's Pirates of the Caribbean game though.
Jerry Bruckheimer Games brought us all countless hours of wonderment and new standards in gaming. The passion put into each gaming marvel was only surpassed by the awe we all felt living in a time....no an age of revolution. I shall miss you greatly Jerry Bruckheimer Games.........now where is my Dr Pepper?
A tragic loss for the gaming community.
I'll never forget the fun times I had playing the spectacular games created by JBG. Even long after I grow bored of playing and replaying the horde of gems tirelessly crafted by this peerless company, the memories will last forever.
Prob was just used to ship his real money to a swiss account.....lol....why keep it for 6 years and not making anything????
I remember when JBG was announced years ago. Had a pretty good feeling nothing was going to come of it.
Oh, who would of thought. A company that makes no product/service for over 6 years might be shut down.
And you know what ? nothing of value was lost.
Probably Heisenberg and Jesse are done with their meth lab under the studio. I mean come on, an "idea" house? That has Saul Goodman all over it. LOL
Its not like he won't just continue to shovel shit under the Bethesda brand anyway like he's always done.
No products release, no franchises jeopardized, three unknown titles claimed to be in development.
Um, slow news day? There's no story here.
I seriously feel bad for Eddie.... seems like he has to churn out these boring articles all day every day, and he gets nothing but hate from the community.
Wait... if a studio that specialized in not making games ceases operation, does that mean they start making games now?
I don't know if anyone's ever asked this before... but what made them qualified to throw out ideas like that to begin with? The greens? That's hardly qualification. I'm sure you can find a few decent people on here that are more capable than Jerry Bruckheimer for giving out gaming ideas.
Concieve games, but not actually make them.
What a ridiculous concept. So you pay people to sit around and think of game ideas that they can pass on to other better people to make for them? you understand the world is full of people with ideas. That's not something in short supply. What we need is people able to actually do something with those ideas, people with the intelligence and comittment to work on them.
But no, let's just pay people to sit around and think all day. Jeez, if they needed that just go to any retail outlet. They have people who do that daily by the dozen.
@Dragon_Nexus They should have just asked me. I have tons of ideas. THERE I thought of another game concept. Now they need to hire some programmers and artists for me hmm.
So, what have they been doing since 2007? Creating a game called "Give me money and forget about it"? :-\
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