EA Closes Down Maxis

EA is closing down Maxis Emeryville, the main studio for Maxis, long-running developers of Sim City and The Sims franchises.

EA Closes Down Maxis

Maxis staff revealed the news first via Twitter, though no reason for the closure was given.  In a press release given to Kotaku, an EA representative said that all Maxis IP development is to be consolidated into other studios, but that these changes “do not impact our plans for The Sims”.

Sim City, released in 2012, was at the centre of the always online controversy and was plagued with problems from launch onwards, whilst The Sims 4 came under fire for the huge list of missing or limited features when compared to previous iterations of the game.  Swimming pools were added to the game later, via a free patch.

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