Electronic Arts claims a "small number of employees were impacted" by the publisher's decision to move Boom Blox
development from EA Los Angeles to EA Bright Light Studio in Guildford, UK. Kotaku
obtained a quote from the publisher, which notes that the move has nothing to do with the company's "restructuring
" and is a routine event in a global studio organization to "leverage development strengths."
The history of the Boom Blox
franchise at EA has been pretty shaky
since the first title was launched. The original game wasn't an explosive hit at the start
, but eventually sold half a million copies
. The division that was supposed to handle the franchise shut down
afterward. Although critically acclaimed
, the Boom Blox
series just hasn't been a breakout success.