EA have today made official the closure of RTS focused studio Phenomic, the studio behind Spellforce and Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances.
The story of Phenomics closure was brought to the attention of gamesindusty.biz by a number of sources close to the studio and its employees. EA have declined to comment on the Phenomic situation directly, but had this to say on their restructuring on the whole:
“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.
“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”
GamesInustry.biz also reports that EA has no plans to move away from the FreetoPlay space anytime soon.
Our thoughts go out to all the guys at Phenomic, we wish you all the best over the coming months.