Dev wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 11:39: This is not nearly the first time EA has decimated a studio they've bought out. Is origin around anymore? Bullfrog? Or any of the others?
Let's see if we can make a full list of studios that have they outright killed, and studios that are currently in the slow process of dying from the EA-touch.
- Origin - Westwood - Bullfrog - Mythic - Lionhead (not sure if this one should be in the next category or not.)
- Maxis - Starbreeze - Lionhead (just for completeness' sake. I have no idea if they're actually still around.) - Bioware. (I'm on the fence on this one. DA2 was absolutely EA-ified, but ME3 was a very good game that just suffered from one dipshit writer who is way too much in love with himself. DA3 and ME4 will be the final nail in the coffin, or a slight reprieve from their inevitable death.)
Any others? I'm sure I'm missing at least half a dozen other studios that EA killed.
Mythic still exists just under the Bioware brand. Starbreeze is not owned by EA. And why for the love of god does no one hold Laidlaw or Gaider at all responsible for the fuck up that was DA2? The fan base warned them over and over that it wasn't what anyone wanted and they put out shit in a box anyway.
EA's closed plenty of studios that you could prolly just pick from that list rather than lumping in studios EA doesn't even own.