Mythic Studios, best known as the creators behind the iconic MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot and the ill-fated Warhammer Online, have closed their doors. Originally founded in 1995, the studio was aquired by EA in 2009 less than a year after the release of Warhammer Online. From there Mythic bounced back and forth, assuming a few different name alterations along the way while working on the PvP standalone Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes until EA shutdown the game and moved the studio to mobile-only development.

In an official statement, a EA representative gave the following explanation for the closure:

We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fairfax, Virginia, as we concentrate mobile development in our other studio locations. We are working with all impacted employees to provide assistance in finding new opportunities, either within EA or with other companies via an upcoming job fair.

Unfortunately for Mythic, the studios final release was the dreadful mobile port of Dungeon Keeper which boasted almost none of the redeeming qualities of the original and all the paywalls of modern day mobile gaming.

Our thoughts go out to those affected by the closure.

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  1. Tsun_Pooka on June 4, 2014

    EA can close what they own. Stop complaining.

  2. Annonymouse on June 1, 2014

    EA doing what EA does best, buying studios then killing them.

  3. Zar on May 30, 2014

    Most of the Mythic employees are at Broadsword. DAoC and UO are still online.

  4. Joker on May 30, 2014

    RIP Mythic and all its employees, you created the 2 best mmorpgs i ever played, had a epic time.
    Hope a Meteor strikes down on all EA assholes.

  5. Haller on May 30, 2014

    This is not mounted and stop saying its not going to catch on

    • exe on May 31, 2014

      you gotta be new here. this “mounted” thing is going for some time now.

  6. Cacalips on May 30, 2014

    EA got voted worst company award. But stupid people keep throwing money at them

    • ub3rpwnz0r1337 on May 30, 2014

      Doesn’t matter I still want the new battlefield 5, the premium and many dlc. I can’t wait to get the new Battlefield Hardline. I hope they will also add a premium and more dlc to buy.

      I wish I coud buy more battlefield fan stuff.

      • DougJunior on May 30, 2014

        I hope one day you became your revange for buying and playing games from this idots, i have learned my lession with SimCity and the free Gift NFSU, never somethink from them, and when its the last Publisher in Universe, i will learn and evolve to making better games than they.

        • >_> on May 30, 2014

          He can buy battlefield if he wants… it doesn’t mean he wants to support EA nor does he like it but he like the game so hes going to play it hes not going to stop just because EA is involve so shut up please…

  7. Shelby on May 30, 2014

    DAOC was one of the most innovative games ever. To this day there’s at least 4 criteria they did better than any other game that tried to copy them. Such a shame.

    • Ninetenduh on May 30, 2014

      Indeed a Shame, Mythic is around longer than most Developer and DAoC was an Awesome game where you got something for the money you payd. Hope the Developer decide to get themself a new name and work on a game that might surpass DAoC.

    • Adrian87 on May 30, 2014

      Mythic is shut down, but DAOC does not closes. Latest news posts on Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Broadsword sites assures players that the games will continue under Broadsword.

  8. Mounted on May 29, 2014

    Mounted son

  9. wat on May 29, 2014