A small studio working on mobile games and reporting to EA Maxis. That’s right Playfish, Maxis is the big kahuna.
The satellite team will focus on producing mobile games in The Sims franchise, and will later perhaps move onto other properties.
Playfish Global Studios vice president Jami Leas will head up the new team, in turn reporting to the EA Maxis label.
The studio has begun recruiting for development and support roles.
“Mobile is a strategic focus for the company and to Maxis as a label. We feel that the talent base in Finland will be a strong complement to our existing mobile expertise based around the world,” Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw said in a statement.