OK, I'm a bit stunned that this went through but it looks like EA has bought
Pandemic and Bioware from Elevation Partners. EA paid $860 million for the two studios and it means that they now have access to two of the best development houses in the business. It will be interesting to see how the two companies work with their new corporate overlord and hopefully EA treats them better than they treated Westwood and Origin.
I'm also interested to see if this means we'll see Mass Effect
on non-Microsoft platforms in the future.