RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.

Posted on Nov 6th 2007 at 07:09:53 PM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, EA, Def Jam, Fight Night, SHUT DOWN

In a surprising move, EA has shut down their Chicago studio and is moving its 150+ employees to other studios owned by them. In a company memo, Frank Gibeau (President of EA Games) mentioned that the reason the studio will be shut down is that it has not been profitable and is not expected to be profitable. What's really strange about the whole situation is that they only started in 2004 and have done just two games, Fight Night Round 3 and Def Jam Icon. I don't understand why EA would close down a studio after only two games.

The future of their in-development games (a Def Jam Icon sequel and a Marvel comics fighting game using the Def Jam Icon/Fight Night Round 3 engine) is unknown. However, I do hope the those two games get made because I LOVED Def Jam Icon (the demo at least) and I would love to see a game using Marvel characters made with that same engine. It could be especially fun with all the environmental damage and weapons found in Icon, like throwing people into the car wash or into a gas pump.

If you have a Playstation 3 or an Xbox 360, consider checking out Fight Night Round 3 and Def Jam Icon as both games are quite fun.

So, best of luck EA Chicago employees. Hope the closure doesn't hit you too hard.

Permalink | Comments [3] | Digg This Article |

Recent Entries
A Brief Look At: Family Feud - NES (1/23/2019)
Shoot the Core-cast Episode 007 - Atari 2600 Showdown (1/21/2019)
I've been playing Skyrim VR (1/19/2019)
Episode 57 - RF Generation Playcast (1/17/2019)
Looking Toward 2019 (1/15/2019)

I'm definitely interested in Fight Night Round 3. Eventually I know I'll pick it up.

However, Def Jam: Icon is absolute ASS CHEESE when compared to Def Jam: Fight for New York. Aki Corporation's engine in FFNY was solid; you could play a 4 player free for all, it had strategically-placed "stick" locations, and no gimmicky turntable BS with the right analog (the Blaze meter rocked!), weapons and crowd interaction. FFNY is just a better game!

I will NEVER own Def Jam: Icon unless someone gives me a free copy...then I'll trade it in for $1 towards a good game. 
I do need to get FFNY someday. Been meaning to do so for a while.
FN 3 was/is a great game.  Good info Tony.

 Login or register to comment
It appears as though you are not a member of our site, or are not logged in.
It appears as though you can not comment currently. Becoming able to comment though is easy! All you need to do is register for the site! Not only will you be able to access any other site features including the forum and collection tools. If you are a registered user and just need to login then you can do so here.

Comment! It's easy, thoughtful, and who knows you might just enjoy it!
Login / Register
Not a member? Register!
Database Search
Site Statistics
Total Games:
Total Hardware:
Total Scans:
Total Screenshots:
[More Stats]
Our Friends
Digital Press Video Game Console Library NES Player The Video Game Critic Game Rave Game Gavel Cartridge Club Android app on Google Play RF Generation on Discord
Updated Entries
North America

North America

North America


France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom



Updated Collections
New Forum Topics
New on the Blogs
Nielsen's Favorite Articles

Site content Copyright © rfgeneration.com unless otherwise noted. Oh, and keep it on channel three.