Kotaku today confirmed that EA has closed the doors on Pandemic Studios. The report comes from a memo by Nick Earl, EA Games Label Senior Vice President.
Here's a snippet: "I want to make it clear that the Pandemic brand and franchises will live on. In the months ahead, we will announce plans for new games based on Pandemic franchises.”
Founded in 1998 - with funding from Activision - the development house was initially started to develop follow-up titles for the publisher, after the success of Full Spectrum Warrior in 2007 they were purchased (along with BioWare) by EA.
The talented teams at Pandemic Studios were responsible for some of the most original classics across all platforms and will be missed. Their titles included the (first two) Destroy All Humans and Star Wars Battlefront titles, RTS classic Dark Reign 2 and tactical shooter, Full Spectrum Warrior.
This ties in with previous reports of job cuts across EA’s development houses.
EA has transferred the ‘core franchise’ team to their LA branch, while the rest have been sent on their way.
Pandemic Studios 1998 – 2009.
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