We store cookies, you can get more info from our privacy policy.

Sim City Developer Maxis Emeryville is Being Shut Down by EA

by Zack Kaplan - March 5, 2015, 11:40 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Polygon

Well at least it wasn't ended by a meteor strike.

Maxis Emeryville, the developer behind the Sim City franchise, is no more after being shut down by its parent company Electronic Arts yesterday.

In an official statement, an EA representative says that employees at Maxis will be given other opportunities for work in other EA studios. For those leaving however they are "working to ensure the best possible transition with separation packages and career assistance."

Sim City will still be made, just in another studio after the "consolidations."Layoffs also may be happening at Redwood Studios, the dev behind The Sims, though there has not yet been an official statement.

Talkback

broodwarsMarch 05, 2015

Given all the outage and vitriol over that last SimCity game a few years back, I'm honestly surprised it took EA this long to close them. EA's closed studios sooner for less than that.

LucarioMarch 05, 2015

No more (cough) good simcity games?
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

seriously tho,
What other good city creator games are there?

It's a shame that EA basically handed Maxis a gun and they shot themselves in the head smiling.

Quote from: Lucariofan99

No more (cough) good simcity games?
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

seriously tho,
What other good city creator games are there?

Just go back and play one of the older SimCity games. 2000 is on GoG and 4 is on Steam, and they're both great.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, March 05, 2015

Quote from: Lucariofan99

No more (cough) good simcity games?
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

seriously tho,
What other good city creator games are there?

This one looks promising.
http://kotaku.com/one-city-building-game-still-looks-cool-1685054166?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

ShyGuyMarch 07, 2015

Remember SimCity on the SNES? Nintendo liked it so much they developed and published it themselves.

Got a news tip? Send it in!
Advertisement
Advertisement