Electronic Arts is streamlining its mobile business with a move that sees two of its Melbourne, Australia-based internal developers merged to form a single new studio, Gamasutra reports. IronMonkey Studios, the dev behind Dead Space HD and Mass Effect: Infiltrator, and Firemint, the dev behind Flight Control and Real Racing, are now one entity: Firemonkeys!
In addition to birthing an awesome new name into the world, EA hopes that the merger will offer both teams a deeper font of resources to draw from. They'll continue to work on separate projects, they'll just do so now from the same EA Melbourne office. Just think: soon the dream of a Flight Control-like spaceship docking game set at Mass Effect's Citadel could be a reality!
That's a dream we all share, right?