View Full Version : Bioware+Pandemic=Bioware/Pandemic Studios
11-03-2005, 07:05 AM
Top North American developers Bioware and Pandemic are set to merge in a $300 million deal crafted by Elevation Partners, the private equity firm headed up by former EA president John Riccitiello.
not many indy studios left these days
11-03-2005, 08:02 AM
so, even though this is being termed a 'merger,' Elevation Partners now owns both Pandemic and Bioware?
11-03-2005, 08:10 AM
Seems that way, yea. I don't think it's a bad thing, though. Both of these studios are top-notch, so I expect this spawn many more amazing games.
11-03-2005, 08:23 AM
11-03-2005, 09:01 AM
Is EP's slogan "EP: It's us or EA"?
11-03-2005, 09:14 AM
heh I love both of their names. Their logos fit too heh
11-03-2005, 09:51 AM
apparently Bono will be coming to meet us... arent we blessed
11-03-2005, 10:21 AM
A sad day indeed. A step in the wrong direction. I'm sure they will be very successful, just like EA.
11-03-2005, 10:36 AM
spacemonkey, did you guys at least have some stock so you get a cut of that $300 mil?
11-03-2005, 11:02 AM
Lots of people benefitted from this, which is great as its a good reward for all the hard work people have put into their work.
I think there is alot of confidence in the board of directors and no one expects the company to be anything like Ea. I am just amused that a midget Irish singer is my boss /images/graemlins/wink.gif
11-03-2005, 11:21 AM
Well, that IS good news. It is great that the people doing the hard work are getting some of that back.
11-03-2005, 11:27 AM
can you say jade empire 2007?
11-03-2005, 12:16 PM
hehe game companys owned by bono just sounds wrong...
11-03-2005, 12:18 PM
Well, a law company would be funnier. "I'm working for bono!"
11-03-2005, 12:44 PM
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midget Irish singer is my boss
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Is he going to push for a Save the Whales game?
11-03-2005, 07:20 PM
Back when I was at Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos was caught in the bidding war between SCI and Elevation Partners, one of my co-workers changed his Outlook alert sound to the chorus of the U2 song Elevation. So everytime he had a meeting alert, you'd hear Bono hootin and hollerin at full blast. Even when SCI won, he never bothered to change it...
11-03-2005, 07:54 PM
I wish they would be BioDemic though or hell even PanWare. I love combo names ever since Mr. Sparkle.
11-03-2005, 11:29 PM
i hope bioware's titles don't start using the same old engine battlezone/battlezone2/clone wars used
worst collission/clipping ever
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