Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    


  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff
 

Will you buy an Xbox One X on November 7?

Yes
No
Undecided


Game Profile
 Written by John Scalzo  on October 11, 2007

News: When in doubt, buy it out.



Electronic Arts has announced they've purchased BioWare and Pandemic Studios for $810 million. The two studios had previously merged in late 2005 and will now live under the EA Games label run by Frank Gibeau.



The $810 million includes a $620 million cash buyout as well as $155 million in equity "to certain employees" of the BioWare/Pandemic collective. EA will also lend $35 million to the companies while the acquisition is still pending.

BioWare is currently putting the finishing touches on Mass Effect for the Xbox 360. The company is also hard at work on an unnamed MMORPG. A third title, Dragon Age for the PC, is known to be in development, but was not cited by EA as part of the buyout. BioWare's Sonic RPG was also not cited by EA. Make of that what you will.

Pandemic meanwhile is finishing up Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2) for early 2008 and has just begun work on World War II game Saboteur (Xbox 360, PS3).

We'll have more on this potentially Earth-shaking acquisition soon.



User Comments

Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K Remaster Coming to PS4 and PC in December


Rogue Trooper Redux Arrives on Consoles and PC


Riskers is a Top Down 2D Homage to Old School GTA and is Available Now


Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer Released Ahead of Next Week’s Release


Call of Duty: WWII Live Action ‘Reassemble’ Trailer Released


South Park: The Fractured But Whole Review - Respect Mah Super Hero Authoritah


Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is Headed to Xbox One


Doom Will Arrive on Nintendo Switch Next Month According to Bethesda


Cities: Skylines Snowfall Expansion Arriving on Consoles and PC Next Month


The Flame in the Flood is now Available on Nintendo Switch






Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS