EA Shuts Down Maxis

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    Everyone's familiar with Maxis, the studio behind most Sim titles such as SimCity or The Sims. Well, as of today, after 28 years on the gaming market, Maxis is no more. While the brand itself lives on, the studio is to be consolidated with other EA development studios. This is what an EA representative had to say:
    An understandable decision after the SimCity fiasco and the underwhelming launch of The Sims 4, but nevertheless, it's always sad to see industry titans such as Maxis go.

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    EA acquired and shut down a better company while retaining their IPs and current development. Again.
    No one is surprised.
     
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    But... but... Maxis released the first Simcity in 1989... The company actually was founded in 1987, it has been like 28 years in the gaming market.
     
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    My bad, you're absolutely right. ;) I've corrected the mistake now.
     
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    IT KEEPS HAPPENING

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    ...you just reminded me of Westwood. Thanks Gahars, that's exactly what I needed as a "mood booster" early in the morning. :angry:
     
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    It won't be long before EA shuts down itself... They are not only hated by many, they actually can't produce a good game to save their lives lately... They have destroyed all their major franchises. Just have a look at user scores for EA in Metacritic...
     
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    Poor Maxis.

    EA's a big bully.
     
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    "as we close our Emeryville location"

    So Emeryville location=Maxis?
     
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    Step 1 say this is going to happen to Sega
    Step 2 wait for replies
    Step. 3 start the Nintendo should buy Sega debate
    Step. 4 watch the thread go to the debate
    Step. 5 be proud of how evil I am
     
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    :( Still waiting for a SimAnt remake.
     
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    The underwhelming Sims 4 launch was due to the fact that it was an extremely gutted version of the Sims that was SO BAD that everyone was able to pick on the expansion crap they pull with every game, which is no doubt EA's doing. They went too far with the Sims 4.

    I feel like Maxis cared about making games people could enjoy and EA is interested in selling people as much garbage as possible. EA is the reason Maxis is dead, not just because they pulled the plug, but because of their crap decisions they forced Maxis to make.

    The only thing EA saw the Sims for was a golden cash cow, much like anything else they buy out and run into the ground...

    RIP Maxis
     
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    EA burying a studio in the hopes of making people forget about their horrible decisions as a publisher regarding said studio's games.
    I really don't understand how can high profile developers be content with trading a megacorp's paycheck for their reputation+work tarnished, instead of going independent.
     
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    simcity? :(
     
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    Poor Maxis..... :( but I loves SimCity games forever.... :)
     
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    It's the temptation of that huge payoff. Going indie doesn't guarantee success. For every Minecraft, there's thousands of failures that no one has ever heard of.
     
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