EA is reportedly shuttering its third-party co-publishing Partners
label, responsible for bringing out the likes of the Crysis series, Shadows of the Damned
, Alice: Madness Returns
, Brutal Legend
, and the Rock Band series among many others.
According to Game Informer
, who note "multiple anonymous sources close to the matter," the Partners label will be terminated "soon." Game Informer's sources say the purported closure shouldn't affect Insomniac's Fuse
and Respawn Entertainment's unannounced project being released, despite both games being tied to the label.
The report follows news of widespread layoffs
at EA earlier this month, as well as the apparent retirement of its Playfish line
. There are also reports of the EA Mobile Brazil and BioWare Social studios closing, as well as one in based in London, UK.
We've reached out to EA for comment.