According to several reports Electronic Arts has shut down the 60-person studio that is EA Phenomic, they are the team behind the Spellforce and Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances RTS games.
EA issued the following statement:
“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. 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 a studio based in Ingelheim am Rhein, near to Frankfurt in Germany. The studio was acquired by EA games in August 2006 before that it was known as Phenomic Game Development.
Is EA chewing up and spitting out too many talented development teams, what’s the deal? Do these companies forget these people have families to look after?