EA to close Black Box

Friday, 19th December 2008 20:35 GMT By Mike


After earlier reports outlining EA’s plans to fire 400 and close nine studios, it seems the first outfit to be axed is Need for Speed developer Black Box.

According to IGN, many of the studio’s staff are being relocated to EA’s Burnaby facility in British Columbia.

Apparently the closure will not be immediate, meaning SKATE 2′s development should remain unhindered. Full thing through the link.

By Mike Bowden



  1. sam_spade

    Goodbye, Black Box – you made a good game.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Day’s since last developers closure announcement: 0

    #2 6 years ago
  3. clynchehaun

    Burnaby is in British Columbia, right outside of Vancouver.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    Cheers. I’ll straighten that out.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. SilentLoner

    Oh aren’t the team gonna be motivated over the SKATE sequel now.

    dear me.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gamoc

    My heart almost stopped when I thought Skate 2 would be cancelled.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. OrphanageExplosion

    SKATE 2 will be pretty much complete by now.

    I don’t see EA canning the Need for Speed franchise. I would envisage a year’s break followed by a reboot… a Criterion reboot perhaps?

    #7 6 years ago

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