Electronic Arts is closing Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity franchise, EA confirmed in a statement to Polygon today, following reports on Twitter from now-former employees of the company.

Development on SimCity and The Sims will continue at EA’s studios in Redwood Shores, California; Salt Lake City; Helsinki; and Melbourne, Australia. However, the Maxis home offices in Emeryville, California, are being closed.

via EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, studio behind SimCity (update) | Polygon