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Jerry Bruckheimer's game studio 'no longer a functioning entity'

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Movie and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer's plans to create new and original video games at his own studio appear to have come to an end. According to a report from GameSpot, Jerry Bruckheimer Games is "no longer a functioning entity."

Bruckheimer, known for producing films like Top Gun, Armageddon and Bad Boys 2, as well as television series CSI, announced a partnership with MTV Games in 2007. Bruckheimer planned to build a game incubation studio with MTV Games, staffed with "experienced video game experts, artists and storytellers" to create new games.

"Video games represent a new and innovative medium for what we've always tried to do, which is to tell great stories. But this medium is unique in that it gives the player control over how those stories unfold," Bruckheimer said at the time. "I look forward to working with MTV Games to create new original game stories, always looking for ways to innovate the medium."

In 2009, the studio appointed Microsoft's Jim Veevaert and Ubisoft's Jay Cohen to lead the company. Veevaert left Jerry Bruckheimer Games in 2011 and Cohen in 2012, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Jerry Bruckheimer Games neither announced nor released any games, though three projects were rumored to be in stages of development. The inactive game studio's website currently — and appears to have for months now — redirects to Jerry Bruckheimer FIlms.

MTV Games ceased its publishing operations in February 2011.

Bruckheimer is one of eight directors who sit on the board at ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Software, id Software, Arkane Studios and others.

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