Electronic arts has closed EA Phenomic, according to a statement released by EA that was received by GamesIndustry International. The studio had 60 employees and developed such titles as Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances and Spellforce.
"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," said a statement from EA.
"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."
The studio was founded in 1997 by Volker Wertich and was called Phenomic Game Development. The studio was acquired by EA in 2006 and was renamed EA Phenomic. The studio focused on developing strategy games, as well as free-to-play titles. The EA representative has stated that the publisher is not going to shift away from strategy or free-to-play games.