GameIndustry.biz reports that Electronic Arts is proposing that its studio in Guildford, England be shut down. EA tells the publication that employees of its Bright Light studio have entered a "formal consultation process." Bright Light is best known for developing the most recent Harry Potter games. Other games not related to the popular Potter franchise were also in development at the studio, according to reports.
"After a review of all current and future projects, Electronic Arts has started a formal consultation process with its Bright Light employees over the proposed closure of the studio," said EA's Tiffany Steckler. "The proposed changes will help centralize development on future projects, reduce development costs and will allow for better knowledge and talent sharing within the organization."
Steckler also said that the company would do its best to relocate staff and that EA still has a "strong interest" in its UK development business.
"Employees that are impacted will be considered for positions at other EA Studios including those in the UK," the statement read. "The UK is a vital centre of game development for EA and we intend to maintain a strong presence here."