Pandemic Studios To Close Down?

Pandemic Studios
Since Pandemic Studios were formed in 1998 they have brought us many great titles such as Star Wars: Battlefront and Mercenaries, they are also behind upcoming game The Saboteur, but rumor has it that in the very near future, EA will be shutting Pandemic down for good, it is, arguably a very  sad moment but after the disappointment of Mercenaries 2 some people may think it is about time.
The closure is still unconfirmed but sources say around 200 people are to be laid off and the remaining few to be moved to other EA development teams.

It is said that The Saboteur will be passed over the EA’s Montreal studio, the team behind Army of Two.

I always think it is sad to see such great developers close down, and Pandemic have been behind many of the most fun games I have ever played such as Mercenaries and hell even Mercenaries 2, whilst not being as successful or technically good as its predecessor, was a blast to play. I also had a chance to play The Saboteur at the Eurogamer Expo back in October and I think it will be a great encore if the rumors are true.

For more information please visit the original article at Kotaku

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  • ZED

    Dammit EA.

  • patsfan365

    NOOO! i loved star wars battlefront 1 and 2 and the newest lord of the rings game. this is an awesome development team, and it will be sad to see them go. i also cant wait for the saboteur.

  • Kyle Knox

    I agree patsfan 🙁 the battlefront games gave me so much entertainment back when they came out. Me and a friend would sit there for hours on end lol. And even though mercenaries 2 isn’t extremely well done, it is still a blast for me. Gonna miss these guys if it goes through.