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BioWare San Francisco shuttered

Social game studio lays off entire staff

BioWare San Francisco has been closed and its entire staff of 25 to 30 employees has been laid off, according to GamesRadar. The studio - previously known as EA2D - was focused on creating social and mobile games for Electronic Arts properties.

Anonymous sources told GamesRadar that EA felt the studio was "too expensive". BioWare San Francisco developed Dragon Age: Journeys, Dragon Age: Legends, Mirror's Edge 2D, and The Fancy Pants Adventures.

Electronic Arts has not responded to GamesIndustry International's request for comment yet. When EA does respond, we will update the story. Update: EA told us they addressed the closure in Frank Gibeau's blog a couple weeks ago. That news was about EA Montreal, Los Angeles and some "smaller locations."

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.