Its a sad day when one umbrella comapny owns as many comapnies as EA does. I found out today that EA bought two more studios last month, Pandemic and Bioware. Now that struck me. Being Canadian, I'm proud of what Bioware has accompished, and how they remained independent. I just hope they sold to EA for some sort of business or legal reason and not greed. So what is the going rate for two companies? 860 million dollars. That's a fair chunk of change isn't it? With Bioware's release of Mass effect tomorrow, will it experience the devotion of Bioware or the abandonment of Electronic Arts.
What about Mass Effect two? Will it have some arbitrary date stuck to its forehead and be rushed out the door come October/November 2008/2009?
I guess a good point will be the increase cash flow available to the two studios. I mean it must help alleviate some stress when you know there's money to back you up. Of course, on this money front. What if(I know its impossible) a game goes badly due to the previously mentioned rushed ship date. Will the studio be consolidated with some other EA games studio.
I guess we'll wait and see.