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Has EA shut down Pandemic Brisbane?

By on January 15, 2009
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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: thecurveonline.com