Wrapping up at Origin

Well, the rumors were true.

Electronic Arts is closing down Origin, its Austin studio. Many people have been given relocation offers, though I’m not among them. My last day of work will be March 11, the day after my birthday. (I’ll be covered finanically for quite a time after that, as the severance package they’ve put together is pretty generous.)

I’m not actually too upset about this, as I’ve been thinking pretty seriously about my options for a while now. Having the severance should make the transition easier and less stressful. I’m interested to see what I can find next — hopefully something closer to home this time around.