Gamasutra notes that the announced deal, where Electronic Arts was to purchase BioWare/Pandemic
, has now been formalized. This arrangement will fold ten new franchises into the EA family
, from the just-released Mass Effect
all the way back to BioWare's classic titles. "EA Games president Frank Gibeau will oversee both studios within his organization, and BioWare's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have each been named as vice presidents of EA and co-general managers of BioWare. Similarly, Pandemic's Andrew Goldman and Josh Resnick have each been named vice presidents of EA and co-general managers of Pandemic, while Greg Borrud has been named vice president of EA and chief production officer of Pandemic Studios. "