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BioWare San Francisco closes, 25 to 30 reportedly laid off

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BioWare San Francisco has reportedly been shut down by Electronic Arts, resulting in layoffs of 25 to 30 people, according to GamesRadar.

The social and mobile-based studio was apparently closed due to financial reasons and it being "too expensive" to continue to produce games from that location.

Formerly known as EA2D, the renamed San Francisco office merged with BioWare in August of 2011. The studio was best known for its work on Dragon Age Legends, a free, downloadable role-playing game that originally launched for Google+ and Facebook, and Mirror's Edge 2D, a browser-based game.

We have contacted EA for comment and will update accordingly. In February, Electronic Arts laid off staff in both its Los Angeles and Montreal studios as part of a "console transition."