EA closes Mythic Entertainment

Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot studio is no more

Electronic Arts has closed MMO and RPG studio Mythic Entertainment.

The studio created influential MMO Dark Age of Camelot and most recently produced the mobile Dungeon Keeper reboot.


Electronic Arts confirmed the closure in a statement given to Kotaku:

"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 did not address how many employees will be affected by Mythic's shuttering. The publisher purchased the studio in 2006.

Mythic was founded in 1995, and it went on to attract significant praise for Dark Age of Camelot's inventive Realm versus Realm conflicts when it released in 2001. Mythic transferred work on the still-active MMO to Broadsword Online Games in February.

Warhammer Online shut down in December 2013 after five years of play.

The studio's Dungeon Keeper reboot received scorn for its free-to-play monetization mechanics, with series creator Peter Molyneux denouncing it as "ridiculous".