Jerry Bruckheimer Games closed

Pirates of the Caribbean producer's game incubation studio no longer moving forward after shipping no products since 2007.

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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"Jerry Bruckheimer Games is no longer active," the representative said.

Asked if "no longer active" should be thought of as dormant with the possibility of returning to operation or simply no longer a functioning entity, the rep was clear: "no longer a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."

The company's website--www.jbgames.com--now redirects to Bruckheimer's film website.

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

Discussion

79 comments
AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I actually think I played a Pirates of the Carribean game once on my PC. Well, chances are most employees have left since 2007.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Its a shame to see them go. They never released a bad game. (lol)

Scarshi
Scarshi

A think tank that couldn't think of anything.

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

Jerry Bruckheimer Games existed??

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

top gun was awsome the amazing race is alright, csi is good ,    but the games sucked 

Sstrawberryjam
Sstrawberryjam

Well, at least we can safely say that his games were better than the majority of his movies.

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Nobody wanted their ideas... They should stick to movies, where they can also implement their ideas :)

blackace
blackace

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.

Martyr77
Martyr77

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?

wildamnesia
wildamnesia

Unless he could make a profit of $1Bn per video game he's not interested.

Gooper_Blooper
Gooper_Blooper

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.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Prob was just used to ship his real money to a swiss account.....lol....why keep it for 6 years and not making anything????

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I remember when JBG was announced years ago. Had a pretty good feeling nothing was going to come of it.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I didn't know Jerry Brukheimer had a game studio.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

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. 

bogorad
bogorad

Bruckheimer is still a director at ZeniMax.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

This studio existed?

This article also seems like an advertisement for CBS shows.

CreMax90
CreMax90

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 

Dazza102
Dazza102

Its not like he won't just continue to shovel shit under the Bethesda brand anyway like he's always done.

rab103
rab103

oh no this is terrible what will we ever do without them

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

And nothing of value was lost. Except possibly a tax dodge for Bruckheimer.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

What's it like to go to work for 5 years and not produce a single product?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

No products release, no franchises jeopardized, three unknown titles claimed to be in development.

Um, slow news day?  There's no story here.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Tax shelter of some sort.  Laundering money through legit business ?

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

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. 

xHOJUx
xHOJUx

Wait...  if a studio that specialized in not making games ceases operation,  does that mean they start making games now?  

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

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.

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

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.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

So, what have they been doing since 2007? Creating a game called "Give me money and forget about it"? :-\

Fursnake
Fursnake

Thus marks the passing of a respected and prolific game studio...said no one ever.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

I'm not surprised since I couldn't find any news on what games the studio was making.

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

@Scarshi "I'm trying to think but nothing happens"

Saketume
Saketume

@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.

Saketume
Saketume

@nurnberg I'm not so sure of that. It's possible there was some dirty business going on behind closed curtains.

I'm suspicious by nature :P