Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned Sinks Halfway Through Development

October 15, 2010 Written by Jonathan Leack

As we nearing the end of the 2010 it becomes steadily more apparent that the year has been full of interesting moves in the video game industry. Several giants including LittleBigPlanet 2 and SOCOM 4 were pushed into next year, and some games have failed to deliver on promises. Now Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned joins the large club of games that have been rattled by this generation’s complexity.

Disney Interactive Studios employee Angela Emery has announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned has been cancelled by Disney. The announcement to Kotaku states the following:

“Disney Interactive Studios confirms the cancellation of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned video game which was scheduled to be released in 2011.”

While video games based on films typically go the way of the dinosaur, the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned showed promise. According to additional information a large portion of the team was let go while a few were consolidated into the development team of Tron. Hopefully the extra team members means Tron will get an additional spark in the game’s development, but the cancellation is definitely a big disappointment.

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