The body count
for established British studios
keeps rising, with EA Bright Light the latest in the crosshairs. EA confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz
that a "formal consultation process" has begun at the studio. That's a fancy term for the time required under UK law (dependent on number of employees) before the publisher can shut down the studio.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
was the latest project from the studio, a title we couldn't be bothered to review after the previous installment
. Apparently we didn't miss anything
"Employees that are impacted will be considered for positions at other EA Studios including those in the UK," EA said in a statement. "The UK is a vital centre of game development for EA and we intend to maintain a strong presence here."
You know, with the one studio
EA officially has left on the island.