Kotaku claims EA has given game developer Pandemic Studios the boot. The game developer is known from games like Star Wars: Battlefront, Destroy All Humans! and the newly released Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Additionally, it's also widely rumored that Pandemic was hard at work on a The Dark Knight video game.
According to the information we were provided, Pandemic's Brisbane staffers weren't necessarily laid off by EA corporate, which purchased the developer alongside BioWare in 2007. Instead, we were told that the studio was "set free" with the down under arm of Pandemic retaining its original IP and even its equipment.
"It was more of a 'Find a new publisher. Good luck.' kind of thing," according to the source. And you can keep the tea kettle, apparently. No mention was made of the fate of the other Pandemic Studios office, which is based in Los Angeles.
Pandemic Studios Brisbane was widely rumored to be hard at work on a video game adaptation of 2008's The Dark Knight. That project, while never officially announced, was also said to be canceled.