I wish I knew every particular, it’s just not possible unless somebody tells us - but at first blush DICE axing Desert Combat creator Trauma Studios after they completely renovated their franchise is ice fucking cold.
My friend Steve Bowler made a post over at Game Girl Advance that takes the notion of “Unionization as a Panacea” for the industry’s ills out behind the woodshed.
I don’t have any balms worth applying to the games business - but when I think about the best times I’ve had with Battlefield, I want to emphasize that they came to me care of Trauma.
(It’s now clear that it was DICE that did the axing, not EA. I’ve noted that above.)