Electronic Arts has closed its German-based studio EA Phenmoic as part of the publisher's company-wide realignment.
Games Industry cites several sources that confirmed the shutting down of the development house, putting all 60 of its employees out of work.
The studio had worked on free-to-play and strategy titles including Spellforce and Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances – games that will apparently will continue to be developed despite the closure.
EA would not comment on the specifics of its decision on Phenomic, but a spokesperson offered a statement regarding its realignment:
As part of EA's realignment in recent weeks, we have announced internally a small adjustment to some development staff to better focus our teams against priority growth areas.”
The decision to let people go is not something we take lightly and we are working to ensure that impacted employees are treated fairly and with respect for their contributions to EA, and with assistance to find other job opportunities.
These are hard but essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us.”