What a sad day recently when Maxis had to let some of their staff go. Maxis Lucky made a statement on the official Spore forum as news traveled about the personnel cuts. I personally wish everyone the best and I hope Maxis can continue to produce Spore content.
Hey there all,
Wanted to check in and thank the community for their interest in the events yesterday within the Maxis studio. In the games industry we experience ups and downs as the cycle of game development shifts and evolves and this is one of those times where we made some hard decisions on how to focus our business and the Studio.
It was a tough day for everyone involved, but with EA’s continued commitment to the Maxis team, we at the Studio and EA remain committed to making great games – Spore, as well as other IP. We’re all excited about the upcoming games for the Nintendo platforms – Spore Hero, coming to the Wii for the first time, and Spore Hero Arena on the DS – and we hope you guys are too.
Thanks for your continued support – the creations and Adventures you guys make every day and upload to the site never cease to amaze me.
-caryl (aka MaxisLucky)