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EA shuts down Mythic Entertainment
EA shuts down Mythic Entertainment
May 29, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

Today, EA announced that it has shuttered Mythic Entertainment. The studio originally created the MMO Dark Age of Camelot before being acquired by EA during development of Warhammer Online. Most recently, it developed the controversial Dungeon Keeper reboot for smartphones.

EA provided this statement to Gamasutra regarding the studio's closure:

"We are closing the EA Mythic location in 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."

It is unclear how many staffers were affected. EA's spokesperson said it is company policy not to disclose headcount for studios or teams.

Mythic Entertainment released the early 2000s MMO hit Dark Age of Camelot; EA acquired the studio in 2006, as it worked on Warhammer Online. That game shut down late last year.

Most recently, the studio had developed mobile titles for EA, including Ultima Forever and Dungeon Keeper -- the latter of which was highly controversial.

As well as Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic had also shepherded Ultima Online after EA shuttered its original developer, Origin. Those games' maintenance was passed on to Mythic co-founder Rob Denton's Broadsword Online Games this February. Service for Dungeon Keeper will be transitioning to another team, EA's spokesperson confirmed.

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