EA Shuts Down MMO Dev Mythic Entertainment
Dungeon Keeper: Mobile developer ceases to exist.
Dungeon Keeper: Mobile developer Mythic Entertainment, which also developed Warhammer: Age of Reckoning and Dark Age of Camelot, has been shut down by publisher Electronic Arts.
“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.”
Mythic Entertainment was folded into Bioware for a short period of time before rolling back to being Mythic Entertainment and working on Dungeon Keeper: Mobile. The free to play did very badly in its critical evaluation due to its heavy handed micro-transaction approach and Mythic’ reputation never quite recovered since then.
What will happen to support for Dungeon Keeper: Mobile and what other studios will EA look to for mobile development? We’ll find out in the coming weeks or months.