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According to an internal EA memo obtained by Kotaku, the publisher has shut down Pandemic Studios, with a "core IP team" to be moved to EA's LA office.

Around 200 people were let go by EA, including CEO Andrew Goldman, president Josh Resnick and vice president of product development Greg Borrud.

"I want to make it clear that the Pandemic brand and franchises will live on," Nick Earl, EA Games Label senior vice president, wrote in the memo. "In the months ahead, we will announce plans for new games based on Pandemic franchises.

"This type of change can be difficult. But the situation calls for us to act decisively, to take control of our destiny and to run a stronger, more focused development operation. That's how we will continue to make great games in our LA studios."

Pandemic's latest title, The Saboteur, is scheduled for release on December 4 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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Thanks for finishing game YOUR FIRED LOL. Man i wouldn't like to be a fly on those walls . This says a lot about how costly some projects & studios are if even the mighty license grabbers EA are making cuts in jobs. Still say dust of SSX franchise & watch the cash roll in EA. I don't know that many folk who wouldn't get a copy of what was the most fun & enjoyable snowboarding series i ever played.
Posted 10:12 on 18 November 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 04/12/2009
Developer: Pandemic Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Stealth
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 2,493 164
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