Oh, the irony. As Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gets formally announced, Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer's game studio closes down.
The outfit, founded in 2007, was intended to be "an idea house," in Bruckheimer's words - a studio that didn't so much develop games as it did 'conceive' them. Whatever that means. Incidentally, it turns out the company has closed without a product to its name, although it's said that it was involved in three unannounced titles.
"Jerry Bruckheimer Games is no longer active," said a studio representative to Gamespot
. The rep added that 'no longer active' means "no longer a functioning entity." It's dead. Going to the Jerry Bruckheimer Games website now redirects to the producer's film-based page.