GameSpot talked to a company representative for Electronic Arts today about the status of Majestic, its online conspiracy adventure game. According to the representative, the game will be shut down sometime in mid- to late 2002, and the company has ruled out the possibility of a second season. While some of the developers working on the game have left the company or been laid off, the majority have been reassigned to other projects, including console, PC, and online games.
Majestic uses an unusual interactive system that advances the game's story by contacting players through e-mail, telephone, fax, instant messaging, and other forms of communication. The game's first season includes five episodes in which players unravel the secrets behind several intertwined conspiracies. The game was originally available only through EA.com, Electronic Arts' online game service, but due in part to lower-than-expected sales, the company decided to release the game in a traditional retail boxed version in October.
For more information about Majestic, read our full review of the game.