Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Closing of EA Chicago: One Employee Speaks Out

Earlier this week, Electronic Arts announced the closing of their EA Chicago studio. EA Games President Frank Gibeau sent a memo to employees stating EA Chicago was unable to meet the company's standard for "staying on a reasonable path to profitability," so the decision came to axe the studio. EA Chicago was best known for developing the Fight Night and Def Jam IPs, which have since moved to other EA studios.
On Tuesday, a former EA Chicago employee who wished to be kept anonymous contacted 1UP about the closing and explain his heartbreak.

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