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Has EA shut down Pandemic Brisbane?

By on January 15, 2009

Rumours have surfaced at Kotaku that EA has shut down Pandemic Brisbane.

It’s an odd rumour, with the site quoting a reliable source that there have been no redundancies but the studio has been “set free”.

I don’t think that can happen. Someone has to own the equity. Either it’s Electronic Arts, or someone else has bought it. And I would be surprised if EA could get away with “setting free” a business in order to avoid paying redundancy.

Either there is more to this story (like EA selling the studio for a nominal sum to senior execs) or less (it’s merely a rumour). If we find out more, we’ll let you know.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: