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EA is shuttering EA Partners

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In what I see as a blow to independent studios it has been revealed that EA Games are shuttering their EA Partners division which was created to enable independent studios to partner with EA and their marketing power to bring their games to a wider audience.

And no I’m not talking about weird indie games that are kinda cool, I’m talking about games like these which were all published via the EA Partners division.

  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Syndicate
  • Brutal Legend
  • Bulletstorm
  • Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning
  • The Orange Box

EA haven’t revealed why they are canning this project, especially with two huge titles in the process of being released. Those being the new titles from Respawn Studios and Insomniac’s Fuse.

Apparently those titles will not be affected but until EA gives an official statement, expected on the 7th of May, everything is up for debate.

While not everyone loves the titles listed above, it’s hard to say they didn’t break new ground in their attempts and that is something that would be sorely missed if studios are forced back into their little boxes.

Last Updated: April 25, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 25, 2013 at 14:02

    Bulletstoooooorm murder time!


    • TechniKyle

      April 25, 2013 at 14:08

      What the dick!


      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        April 25, 2013 at 14:26

        Murder efficiency. I like that!


  2. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 25, 2013 at 14:02

    Wow, I only need Crysis3, KoA and Brutal Legend to complete the pack.

    What do I win? 😛


    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 25, 2013 at 14:03

      Nothing. Because the devision is closing down. You get zip


  3. Anon A Mouse

    April 25, 2013 at 14:04

    I’ve only played Syndicate on that list and only after it hit the bottom of the sale bin.


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 25, 2013 at 14:25

      Picked it up for R50….still sitting on my shelf, haha


    • BeatzByChrisBrown

      April 25, 2013 at 16:39

      You haven’t played Orange Box? Oh.My.Gosh


  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 25, 2013 at 14:09

    I wonder what the reasons are?

    Is it that they are afraid of the competition they may inadvertently create by doing this?


  5. umar bastra

    April 25, 2013 at 14:24

    Crysis 2 was actually really good


  6. HvR

    April 25, 2013 at 14:29

    EA 2013 businesses plan:
    PC gaming customers: FUCK ‘EM
    Social gaming customers: FUCK ‘EM
    EA developers: FUCK ‘EM
    Business partners: FUCK ‘EM


  7. OldVideoGamer

    April 25, 2013 at 14:57

    They are about to jump in bed with Microsoft.


    • FoxOneZA - The Chosen One

      April 25, 2013 at 14:59

      With Insomniac… A <3 triangle in the making


    • Skoobaz

      April 25, 2013 at 16:45

      I do believe you are 100& correct. Announcement to be made at XBOX reveal!


  8. matthurstrsa

    April 26, 2013 at 07:00

    I’m just about finished with it and I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the Pinger levels.

    EDIT: Stupid disqus, this was supposed to be a reply to umar bastra regarding Crysis 2.


  9. matthurstrsa

    April 26, 2013 at 07:02

    They’re shuttering the people who brought us the Orange Box, probably the greatest value gaming bundle ever!? TAR AND FEATHER!


    • Johan du Preez

      April 26, 2013 at 09:35

      Valve developed the orange box they were just publishing through EA. The Orange box is just Half Life 2 with all its expansions in one bundle.


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