The Fairfax, VA branch of Mythic Entertainment has recently been shut down by EA. The studio was responsible for games such as Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online and more recently the mobile reboot of Dungeon Keeper.

In a statement released to Kotaku, EA commented on the closing:

“We are closing the EA Mythic location of Fairfax, Virginia, as we concentrate mobile development in our other studio locations. We are working with all impacted employees to provide assistance in finding new opportunities, either within EA or with other companies via an upcoming job fair.”

While Mythic Entertainment has been around since 1995, the studio saw several of its games slowly shutting down. Warhammer Online saw its servers shut down permanently on December18th of last year, while their most recent reboot of Dungeon Keeper was met with mixed reactions.

No strangers to the micro-transaction model in their games, several people criticized EA and Mythic’s reboot of the Dungeon Keeper franchise for mobile. One of the top criticisms was gameplay being sacrificed for microtransactions, essentially making the game a pay to win scenario.

However, whether or not we agreed with all of their design choices is an argument for another time. At the end of the day, Mythic’s shutdown impacts a lot of people. We wish all those employees affected the best of luck.

Source: Kotaku

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