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Mythic fall to EA

MMO specialists purchased

Dark Age of Camelot was something of a groundbreaker before the quantum-leap that was World of Warcraft, and still commands a loyal following to this day having cemented developer Mythic's reputation as a genre-leader. EA seem convinced of Mythic's abilities too, having just announced the purchase of the developer for an undisclosed sum. Mythic are currently busy crafting MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, and EA are promising to keep on all 175 staff for the time being.

CEO Mark Jacobs and COO Rob Denton are also to stay at the top of the company, and the purchase appears to be part of EA's push into the world of online gaming where the company has so far only enjoyed limited success. "The addition of Mythic to the EA family reflects our deep commitment to the online gaming market worldwide," enthused EA studios president Paul Lee. "Together, we will create games that will introduce MMO players to a whole new level of gameplay and excitement."

"EA's commitment to the online market as well as its focus on creating games of unsurpassed quality, scope and scale gives us opportunities and resources we could only dream about in the past," concluded Mark Jacobs. More as we get it.

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