Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline Manager Leaves EA

15-year veteran Steve Papoutsis leaves EA and Visceral Games less than a month after the launch of Hardline.

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15-year Electronic Arts veteran Steve Papoutsis, who worked on the Dead Space franchise and most recently Battlefield Hardline, has left the company. He was the general manager of Visceral Games.

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EA senior communications manager John Reseburg confirmed the move today. "I can confirm Steve is no longer with EA. We are thankful for Steve's many contributions to EA and wish him the best," he said.

Thirteen-year EA veteran Scott Probst has taken over as general manager for Visceral. Reseburg also stressed that Visceral's work schedule will continue without interruption in the wake of the shakeup.

"The Visceral team continues to be focused on new game content for Battlefield Hardline including expansion packs, as well as new development projects," he said.

Kotaku first reported Papoutsis' departure from EA.

It is unclear what Papoutsis, the former bassist for punk band No Use for a Name, will do next. Papoutsis' departure from EA and Visceral comes less than a month after the release of Hardline in mid-March.

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