Fri, Jul 12, 2013 | 15:19 BST
EA Phenomic closed as part of firm’s continued realignment
Electronic Arts has closed EA Phenomic, its Spellforce and Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances developer in Germany.
According to a number of sources speaking with GI International, the 60-strong studio was closed but EA has said it no plans to stop development of free-to-play or strategy games despite the closure.
EA would not comment on the specifics of Phenomic’s closure, but instead offered a statement regarding its continued, company-wide realignment.
“As part of EA’s realignment in recent weeks, we have announced internally a small adjustment to some development staff to better focus our teams against priority growth areas,” a spokesperson stated. “The decision to let people go is not something we take lightly and we are working to ensure that impacted employees are treated fairly and with respect for their contributions to EA, and with assistance to find other job opportunities.
“These are hard but essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us”
EA Phenomic was based in Ingelheim am Rhein, near Frankfurt, Germany.