Studios Battle for EA Hell Game


Variety reports that four studios are in a high-stakes bidding battle for rights to a new video game from Electronic Arts that hasn’t even been publicly announced yet.

The game, which is expected to be released late next year, involves a journey through the depths of hell. EA hasn’t officially titled it yet, though it’s likely to be called “Dante’s Inferno,” as it’s a modern interpretation of the epic poem.

By Thursday evening, Universal, Paramount, New Regency and MGM were battling for the property, after Warner Bros. dropped out earlier in the day.