updated 09:15 am EDT, Wed August 23, 2006
EA acquires Phenomic
Electronic Arts has confirmed a story from German newspaper Die Welt, which says that they've acquired Ingelheim developer Phenomic, creators of the action-RTS series SpellForce. The purchase should have no immediate effect on the developer other than a name change (to EA Phenomic), as they'll get to keep their studio management and remain in Ingelheim. In the long term the company will be working on online RTS games for PC's and consoles. EA won't say how much they paid for Phenomic, except that it should have no material effect on earnings.