Veteran development studio Mythic Entertainment has been shut down. The news was officially confirmed by EA in a statement.
Responsible for titles such as Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Dungeon Keeper during its 19 year history, EA Mythic, as the company became known, came to something of an ignominious end with the poorly received mobile title Dungeon Keeper.
EA's statement reads:
"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. "
EA purchased Mythic back in 2006, with the intention of creating its own MMO division. Though Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was a reasonably popular title, the company never reached the heights of success achieved by its first MMO, Dark Age of Camelot. It appears the microtransaction-happy mobile Dungeon Keeper reboot, roundly slagged by most critics and gamers, was the final nail in the coffin.