In other news, Electronic Arts has recently acquired Mythic Entertainment. The MMO studio is well known for developing Dark Age of Camelot and is currently working on Warhammer Online. EA Mythic and its 175 employees will remain in Fairfax, Virgina for the time being. Ars Technica's article on the subject goes into some detail about EA's history with massively multiplayer games and Wing Commander. After practically inventing the genre with Ultima Online, Origin's efforts were directed solely at recreating UO's success. Several single player franchises took a back seat to these efforts, and many of EA's MMO games since have either been shut down or met with mixed results.
"The addition of Mythic to the EA family reflects our deep commitment to the online gaming market worldwide. Mythic will bring one of the industry's most talented MMORPG teams to EA. Together, we will create games that will introduce MMO players to a whole new level of game play and excitement," said Paul Lee, President, EA Studios.