Visceral Games’ longtime general manager departs studio

Visceral Games vice president and general manager Steve Papoutsis is no longer with the EA studio, according to a Kotaku report confirmed by Electronic Arts to Polygon.

Papoutsis had been at Electronic Arts for nearly 15 years and worked on a slew of titles including all three Dead Space games and a number of Battlefield titles. Most recently he helped lead the charge on Battlefield Hardline, which he announced in  an EA blog post following a pre-E3 leak.

An official with Electronic Arts confirmed that Papoutsis is no longer with EA adding that, “we are thankful for Steve’s many contributions to EA and wish him the best.”

Scott Probst, a longtime producer at EA and son of EA Chairman Larry Probst, is now the general manager of Visceral.

“The Visceral team continues to be focused on new game content for Battlefield Hardline including expansion packs, as well as new development projects,” the EA spokesperson told Polygon.

We’ve reached out to Papoutsis to learn more about his departure and what he plans to do next and will update this story when he responds.