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RIP Maxis : 1987-2015

03-04-2015, 10:36 PM
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RIP Maxis : 1987-2015

IGN reports SimCity developer Maxis has ceased to exist as an independent studio.
03-04-2015, 10:39 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by KusanagiShiro View Post
IGN reports SimCity developer Maxis has ceased to exist as an independent studio.
Man, that's a bummer. Really fond memories of playing Sim City on the Super Nintendo...

03-04-2015, 10:52 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/...e-closed-by-ea
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Originally Posted by KusanagiShiro View Post
IGN reports SimCity developer Maxis has ceased to exist as an independent studio.
I'm pretty sure Maxis quit existing as an "independent" studio a long time ago... good thing SimCity is likely not going anywhere soon.
03-04-2015, 11:06 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,283
I was so sad when I heard the news. An end to an era.
03-04-2015, 11:21 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 2,262
Lol what's next NFS? EA IS DONE.
03-05-2015, 02:29 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 903
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/...e-closed-by-eaI'm pretty sure Maxis quit existing as an "independent" studio a long time ago... good thing SimCity is likely not going anywhere soon.
Yeah, EA bought them a long time ago. They ceased to exist as an independent studio long, long ago. Now they've just ceased to exist. The brand will live on, for a while, I suppose. Just another day at EA. You can make some of the best-selling computer games of all time, but "what have ye done for me lately?"
03-05-2015, 02:45 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
Real good memories of old back in the day, but it's been a while, that im not really going to miss Maxis. On top of that, i have little to no respect for EA which doesnt help things.

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03-05-2015, 04:43 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Remember them back in the day but for me its sadder when other retro companies like RARE and others cease.

As Shaun said they ceased to be an indie company years back so its not exactly a sad moment
03-05-2015, 09:00 AM
#9
Sad to see Maxis get shut down, but after the last Sim City, it was clear that Maxis had already left us anyway. I look forward to seeing if Cities:Skylines, coming out next Tuesday, can pick up their spiritual torch.

City management games are a genre I really would like to see moved over to the iPad. I know there are free-to-play games that have similar mechanics but that's not the same thing.
03-06-2015, 03:18 AM
#10
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,501
Bullfrog, Westwood, Maxis...who's next, EA?