Electronic Arts Buys German Dev’s Phenomic

Electronic Arts has bought Phenomic Game Development, maker of The Settlers and SpellForce. “The team at Phenomic is an outstanding group of developers,” said Paul Lee, president of EA’s Worldwide Studios. “Their track record for building quality RTS games and creating original IP is impressive, and we share a strong common vision for the future of the strategy gaming market. We’re looking forward to working with them on a new project that will be announced at a later date, and are delighted to welcome them to the EA family.”

Boris Kunkel, managing director of Phenomic added, “We’ve always been passionate about creating games with a focus on quality, innovation and fun, and EA has the same philosophy for game making. Being part of EA will help us turn our vision for future games into reality.