- Pandemic Studios
company_name = Pandemic Studios
company_type = Private (
Subsidiaryof Electronic Arts)
company_slogan = N/A
Santa Monica, California(1998)
Los Angeles, California Brisbane, Australia
Andrew Goldman, CEO Josh Resnick, President
Software & Programming
products = "
Full Spectrum Warrior"
Destroy All Humans!series"
(See complete products listing)
homepage = [http://www.pandemicstudios.com/ www.pandemicstudios.com]
Pandemic Studios is a
video game developerwith offices in Los Angeles, Californiaand Brisbane, Australia. The studio is notable for featuring fully-destructible environments in its games. Recent titles include " Full Spectrum Warrior", ', " Destroy All Humans! 2" and '.
The company's president is
Josh Resnickand its CEOis Andrew Goldman— both formerly worked at Activision, and Pandemic was founded with an equity investmentby Activision in 1998. Pandemic's first two games, "" and " Dark Reign 2", were both sequels to Activision games.
In 2000, Pandemic opened a satellite studio in the Brisbane suburb of
Fortitude Valley. The first project was " Army Men RTS", a console RTS game using the "Dark Reign 2" engine. This studio would later develop "Destroy All Humans!".
In 2003, the Los Angeles studio moved from its founding location at
Santa Monicato a high-rise building in Westwood.
In November 2005, it was announced that Pandemic and
BioWarewould be joining forces, with private equity fund Elevation Partnersinvesting in the partnership. However, both companies will retain their brands and identities [" [http://tgnforums.stardock.com/?ForumID=141&AID=91131 Bioware & Pandemic Merge] " - TotalGaming.netnews, 3 November, 2005] .
October 11, 2007, it was announced that VG Holding Corp, the owners of Biowareand Pandemic Studios, will be acquired by Electronic Artsas of January 2008, subject to FTC approval. [" [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20071011006083&newsLang=en EA To Acquire BioWare Corp. and Pandemic Studios] "]
In July 2008 rumors began to spread that Lucas Arts had struck a deal with Free Radical Design to develop Star Wars Battlefront III which would leave Pandemic out of the series. Niether Lucas Arts nor Free Radical Design have commented on this development. [" [http://ps3.ign.com/articles/887/887608p1.html Tip: Free Radical Brings Star Wars to PS3] " -
IGNnews, 9 July, 2008] .
There are currently several development teams inside Pandemic:
Full Spectrum Warriorteam, responsible for the original game as well as its sequel, "".
Star Warsteam, who developed the "" series, and who are now working on .
* team, has recently finished production on , which was released on August 31st, published by
* Project B, Q, Z teams, currently working on several unannounced projects and the recently announced "Saboteur", a game chronicling the adventures of a French resistance fighter during WWII.
BrisbaneTeam, which is currently working on project B [ [http://www.pandemicstudios.com/proj_x.php Secret Projects] ] . Pandemic Studios is not producing Destroy All Humans! 3.
Battlezone II" (1999)
Dark Reign 2" (2000)
Triple Play 2002" (2002)
Army Men RTS" (2002)
Full Spectrum Warrior" (2004)
Destroy All Humans!" (2005)
Destroy All Humans! 2" (2006)
* Three projects simply entitled Projects B, Q, and Z. [ [http://www.pandemicstudios.com/proj_x.php Secret Projects] ]
* [http://www.pandemicstudios.com/ Official website]
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