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The bad news you ask? That means possibly no more Fight Night or Def Jam games. CVG has the scoop.
"EA Chicago officially shut down, Def Jam and Fight Night franchises left in the balance.

As part of a company-wide cutback EA games has officially shut down is Chicago studio, responsible for the Fight Night and Def Jam fighting franchises.

EA says it's working hard to place many of the 150 strong employees into other studios, but the future of the Fight Night and Def Jam franchises - and the forthcoming Marvel fighter - is less clear."

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# 1 Nivek @ 11/07/07 03:43 PM
That SUCKS, I was hoping a new Fight Night would be in the works. Why the hell would EA need to downsize?
 
# 2 aholbert32 @ 11/07/07 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Nivek
That SUCKS, I was hoping a new Fight Night would be in the works. Why the hell would EA need to downsize?
New CEO trying to make his mark. Peter Moore is running the show now.
 
# 3 rock85 @ 11/07/07 06:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivek
That SUCKS, I was hoping a new Fight Night would be in the works. Why the hell would EA need to downsize?
Same here i was wondering why we haven't heard anything on the next Fight Night.This will be bad news if there is not another Fight Night
 
# 4 rock85 @ 11/07/07 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
New CEO trying to make his mark. Peter Moore is running the show now.
Well i hope he keeps those Franchise going (Fight Night Def Jam) I think if he does not, i think that would be a bad move on his part.
 
# 5 thmst30 @ 11/07/07 06:51 PM
Thats right EA, stop making what may be the most realistic and playable game you make.
 
# 6 deetoman @ 11/07/07 07:03 PM
Do you know if EA canada is next?
 
# 7 TJdaSportsGuy @ 11/07/07 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
New CEO trying to make his mark. Peter Moore is running the show now.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Peter Moore only responsible for the EA Sports brand? I'm pretty sure it's people above him that made this decision. Def Jam and Marvel Fighter aren't EA Sports titles.
 
# 8 roadman @ 11/07/07 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TJdaSportsGuy
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Peter Moore only responsible for the EA Sports brand? I'm pretty sure it's people above him that made this decision. Def Jam and Marvel Fighter aren't EA Sports titles.
This is why it happened, folks.

EA isn't the money making machine some people might think it to be. This is the second layoff in the last 2-3 years to my memory.

http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/ne...layoffs/18387/


Electronic Arts has announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2007, and despite the fact that Madden NFL 08 sold 4.5 million copies, the publisher saw its sales dip 18 percent (year-over-year) to $640 million. Furthermore, net loss for the quarter totaled $195 million compared with net income of $22 million for the prior year. Gross profit was also down 45 percent to $245 million.

EA explained that part of the loss stems from the fact that the company "no longer charges for its service related to certain online-enabled packaged goods games." Apparently a $296 million increase in deferred net revenue will be recognized in future periods.

Along with the financial news, EA made a significant announcement about its reorganization related to the recent realignment into four distinct labels. The plan, approved on October 29, 2007 by EA's Board of Directors, will lead to a number of changes over the next two years including: "(a) closing certain facilities, including EA's facility in Chertsey, England, (b) relocating and/or eliminating certain job positions, (c) incurring costs in connection with lease and other contract terminations, and (d) incurring IT and consulting costs to assist in the reorganization of business support functions."
 
# 9 BDawg35 @ 11/07/07 09:28 PM
It seems to me they could still make those games, just in another location. The newspaper I work at used to have bureaus in a couple of our suburbs. We shut those bureaus down, but those people still had work and we still covered those areas, just not with someone working in those towns.

Or those games are doomed. One or the other.
 
# 10 roadman @ 11/07/07 10:40 PM
I think you would be talking about uprooting families, which some may or may not go depending on their personal situation.
 
# 11 marxxx @ 11/08/07 12:08 PM
Hey guys, let's not overlook the marvel game, ultimate alliance was a huge success and would be a tragedy not to produce another game in the series!
 
# 12 Graphik @ 12/20/07 03:34 PM
I told you guys, one way or another I will seek to destroy EA and all its affiliates.


Brick by flaming brick.....

 

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