Source: EA to close North Carolina studio - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2013 / 3,882 Views

Electronic Arts has decided to shut down its mobile and free-to-play North Carolina studio, according to an anonymous source speaking with The Escapist. The studio's page on EA's website has been taken down.

The good news according to the source is that most of the team has been offered the chance to relocate to other EA studios. The relocation will take by October 5. This also suggests that there won't be many employees laid off.

EA North Carolina worked under the 'EA All Play' label. The studio developed free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets. The last game they released was Monopoly Hotels for the iOS.

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shikamaru317 (on 01 October 2013)

Back when I was planning on becoming a game designer that was one of the studios I was considering applying at once I got a degree, since it's one of the few studios close to me. Kind of sad to see it go, but it's not really suprising honestly, just glad I'm not one of the people getting laid off.

sethnintendo (on 01 October 2013)

Most of their board games released on Android have a lot of bad reviews (average score in the 3s at most) due to numerous bugs and phone compatibility issues. Anyone know if the iOS versions are any better? Just wondering if they release buggy board games on iOS also.

eFKac (on 01 October 2013)

Hurray!!! Mobile games market finally doomed?