According to a Kotaku source, EA haven't closed the Australian offices of Pandemic but rather let them go off on their own to find another sugar daddy.
It was rumoured the Brisbane team were working on an adaption of '08's The Dark Knight, which would now be in limbo, unless Warner steps in? No word from EA.
"It was more of a 'Find a new publisher. Good luck.' kind of thing," Kotaku's source dishes to them. The studio was famed for their Destroy All Humans! adventure with Crypto-137.
A lack of project focus and huge budget is believed to have caused concerns for EA with the Batman game, and maybe why they've cut ties with the Aussie team.