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Maxis Emeryville is closing!

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UPDATE: Polygon got an official response from EA regarding the closure of Maxis Studio in Emeryville:

Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location. Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our franchises to new platforms and developing new cross-platform IP.

These changes do not impact our plans for The Sims. Players will continue to see rich new experiences in The Sims 4, with our first expansion pack coming soon along with a full slate of additional updates and content in the pipeline.

All employees impacted by the changes today will be given opportunities to explore other positions within the Maxis studios and throughout EA. For those that are leaving the company, we are working to ensure the best possible transition with separation packages and career assistance.

Guillaume Pierre, one of the producers of SimCity has announced that Maxis Studio in Emeryville is shutting its doors.


Don’t worry, the Maxis Studio (one of EA’s divisions) still exists in San Francisco and their primary focus is The Sims 4.

If you’re not familiar with the games that were created in Maxis Emeryville, here’s a list down below created by Sims Wikia!


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