Mythic Entertainment Being Shut Down By EA
EA has shut down Mythic Entertainment, the longterm studio that made the popular Dark Age of Camelot and the not-so-popular Dungeon Keeper reboot for mobile platforms.
In an article by Kotaku, they reached out to EA for a comment about Mythic’s closing:
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.
Founded in 1995, Mythic developed Warhammer Online, which servers were recently closed, and the extremely popular MUD, multi-user dungeon, Dragon’s Gate. They focused on developing other massively online multiplayer games before they were purchased by EA in 2009. Since their purchase by EA, the company was mainly focused on mobile gaming. Mythic put out the poorly received Dungeon Keeper for the mobile markets. The game was criticized for having a heavy focus on microtransations.
Gamers may remember Mythic Entertainment fondly or critically for their games, but it is always sad to see a developer close, as a number of people have just lost their job. Best of luck to the former employees as they are moved to other EA divisions.