Drugs, Carnies, and Hats: The Multiplayer Shooter EA KilledBrian Ashcraft11/10/11 12:00pmFiled to: Blood dustEaVisceral gamesEa melbourneTopNewsVideo451EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Blood Dust is a multiplayer shooter on steroids. Literally. You fight against spies. You fight against soliders. You fight against carnival freaks. And you're all fighting for "blood dust", a drug that's like steroids but a hundred times better.AdvertisementThe game was mean to be online only, a successful off-shoot of Electronic Arts' take on Jack The Ripper. Only, it's not happening now. And The Ripper, once moth-balled, is back in production.This story is a glimpse into Blood Dust, a rollicking multiplayer-only third-person shooter for the Xbox 360 and PS3. It's a glimpse at what was. And what could have been. Back in 2008, Visceral Games' Melbourne studio commenced work on what at the time was supposed to be a multiplayer add-on for The Ripper, a singleplayer game EA was developing.