Tuesday, November 6th 2007

EA Chicago Game Studio Shutting Down

EA has confirmed that it is shutting down EA Chicago effective immediately as part of the reorganization plan caused by the company's loss of $195 million last quarter. The studio employs roughly 150 people at that location, many of which will be reassigned to other teams across the country. Members of EA Chicago were responsible for the Fight Night series, as well as the Def Jam fighting franchise, the most recent entry of which is Def Jam: Icon fpor PS3 and Xbox 360. The studio was also known to be working on an untitled fighting game featuring Marvel Comic characters, which was planned for release in 2008.
Closing EA Chicago is the toughest decision I've made in my career - one that in no way reflects on the talent and dedication of the people who work there.
said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Games.Source: Shacknews,Kotaku
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7 Comments on EA Chicago Game Studio Shutting Down

#1
ktr
Frank must be happy for his pay check increase for he doesn't have to play 150 employees that makes turd flavored games.
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#2
crow1001
EA must be relieved they bought the rights to publish crysis, should see a massive increase in revenue for them, the majority of the games they do push out are crap though and their customer and community support is some of the worst in the business, BF2 anyone!
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#3
a111087
"fpor"? :)
anyway, these game suck! thats why they are closing it down
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#4
Nemesis881
HAHAHAHA look at all that money they lost from no one buying crysis. FIGHT THE POWER :rockout:.
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#5
effmaster
by: Nemesis881
HAHAHAHA look at all that money they lost from no one buying crysis. FIGHT THE POWER :rockout:.
Crysis doesnt come out till November 16th remember:nutkick:

Only the demo is out right now:pimp::pimp:
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Kind of sad really. Lose the high end management. Managers cant make and test games...
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#7
Nemesis881
by: effmaster
Crysis doesnt come out till November 16th remember:nutkick:

Only the demo is out right now:pimp::pimp:
oh...........WELL LOOK HOW MUCH MONEY THEY LOST FROM MAKING CRYSIS LOL :toast:
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