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Electronic Art's Austin Unit Origin Systems to Shut Down

BigTBigT Member UncommonPosts: 51

Big Rumor going around about Origins Systems shutting down, and Ultima Online and UXO being moved to California:


Electronic Art's Austin Unit Origin Systems to Shut Down

Game company Electronic Art's is expected to tell it's Austin employees this week that the company will be shutting down Origin Systems, its Austin operations, according to sources. Employees will be offered an opportunity to relocate to California or accept a severance package. Company officials could not be reached for comment. Austin is the # 3 location in the U.S. for game development with more than 50 companies making major contributions to the game industry, including game development, publishing, tools and middleware and chips and hardware.


Don't know what to think about this, hope it does'nt affect the release of UXO.



  • DharmikDharmik Member Posts: 4

    Doesn't surprise me at all.  EA has been closing offices left and right for the past couple years.  They're still trying to get rid of the red ink on their books.

    IMO they have made some fairly bad decisions on what projects to can and what to support.  UXO looks good but it may fall flat as it doesn't offer many of the features that made UO so great.

    No crafting, no PVP, no Mounts, etc.... 

  • flabairflabair Member Posts: 188
    as stated above no big surprise, if a game or company doesnt produce money fast for EA they seem to get rid of it very fast.

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