About a year and a half ago, Pandemic Studios - you may remember them for Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries and Star Wars: Battlefront - was shuttered by Electronic Arts, which bought the studio in 2007. Four developers who were pink-slipped formed Downsized Games, and BulleTrain, released late last year for iOS…
There's a really good chance that neither of these games will ever see the light of day.
What seemed great on paper — a World War II game like nothing else, with sophisticated artistry to boot — had to be turned into a video game. But then some things, not necessarily too many things, went wrong.
Readers of Kotaku can discern this week that EA CEO John Riccitiello covered many topics during his recent interview with this site. One of those, of course, was EA's Pandemic Studios, which was all but shut down last month.
The game has not been announced and is apparently being prepped at EA's Los Angeles studio. Mercenaries was previously developed by Pandemic Studios. There is no longer any Pandemic Studios. About two dozen or so former Pandemic developers, Bitmob reports, are working on the project at EA LA.
Last week Electronic Arts put a bullet in the head of Pandemic Studios, putting many of their 200 staff out of work a week before Thanksgiving.
Early this morning we broke the news that Electronic Arts planned to close down Pandemic Studios, laying off 200. Now we have confirmation.
Pandemic Studios - the developers behind Star Wars: Battlefront and Mercenaries - will today be closed down by owners Electronic Arts, according to several sources close to the situation.
The build I played of The Saboteur this week was a month old, so if I had fun and was impressed, what does that mean?
While I was playing an early PlayStation 3 version of EA's December World War II game, The Saboteur, yesterday, I was told not to worry about running over certain characters. The game's developers, see, had to decide whose death matters.
Pandemic Studios Brisbane closed earlier this year. The embedded clip features the game's working title, No Limits Racing.
In the face of rumors that Pandemic's Brisbane, Australia studio has been let go, Electronic Arts said today that their upcoming cuts will affect studios, but declined to be more specific.
Electronics Arts has shuffled off Pandemic Studios' Brisbane office, a reliable source tells Kotaku. The Australian developer was best known for Destroy All Humans! and its rumored development of an ill-fated Batman game.
The Dark Knight is out. Where's the game? In an interview with G4 TV, thespian Gary Oldman let it slip that a Dark Knight game is "in the works." He described how Lieutenant Gordan is in a small scene on top of the Major Crime Unit building when Batman "jumps off the building and opened his wings to fly away and save…