Rumor: Pandemic Studios Closing Its Doors Today

Pandemic Studios, the studio working on the upcoming The Saboteur, will be closed today by conglomerate publisher EA today, according to some sources speaking to the folks over at Kotaku. As per the sources, Pandemic Studios staff members will be informed today at around 2PM EST of the tragic news. Not all of the news will be bad for some of the workers, however. Some of the staff will merge with other EA teams while others will, undoubtedly, lose their jobs. Although this might come as a surprise for many, some of us were expecting this when EA previously announced the reduction of their 1,500 staff members. Rumor has it that any current Pandemic Studios projects in the works will make their ways over to EA’s Montreal branch in Canada.

Take this with a grain of salt, folks. Although it sounds drastic – and it will be if true – this information isn’t set in stone yet. Hoping for the best for the folks over at Pandemic, we here at DualShockers will make sure to keep everyone informed of any news that surfaces regarding these reports from EA and/or Pandemic Studios.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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