EA Closes Phenomic Studios

EA have announced their decision to close down Phenomic Studios, who mainly produced Free-To-Play games but also Spellforce which was well received upon release.  EA stated that, “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.”  This will surely be sad news for fans of RTS who enjoyed many of the studio’s output and we can only worry that EA will continue to close down studios if they don’t abide to the FPS mainstream releases.