UK-based Bright Light Studios, responsible for the latest Harry Potter games, has reportedly been shut down by its owner, Electronic Arts. It closed its doors back in November, but it would seem things have gone from official to officially official just now.
How many were affected by the closure is unknown, as any details have failed to reach the press. That said, it might not have been that big of a downer — although, that would be pure speculation — considering many former employees have migrated to other EA-owned studios such as Criterion and Playfish, while others found new homes at Jagex and Supermassive Games, all of which are based in the UK.
Bright Light’s closure was propelled by an effort to “centralize development on future projects, reduce development costs and will allow for better knowledge and talent sharing within the organization,” according to the publisher.