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EA Canada logo
|Type||Division of Electronic Arts|
|Industry||Computer and video games
|Headquarters||Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada|
|Products||NHL series (1991-present)
FIFA series (1993-present)
Need for Speed series (1994-present, see EA Black Box)
Skate series (2007-present, see EA Black Box)
|Employees||1300 (including EA Black Box)|
EA Canada is a video game developer located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The development studio opened (as Distinctive Software) in January 1983 and is EA's largest and oldest studio. EA Canada alone employs approximately 1,300 people and houses the world's largest video game test operation.
The campus consists of a motion-capture studio, twenty-two rooms for composing, fourteen video editing suites, three production studios, a wing for audio compositions, and a quality assurance department. There are also facilities such as fitness rooms, two theatres, a cafeteria called EAt, coffee bars, and a video games room. The building is situated next to Discovery Park. Ukrayne liga
EA Canada is a major studio of the American gaming software giant Electronic Arts or EA, which has several other non-American studios around the globe. EA, based in Redwood City, California, acquired Distinctive Software in 1991 for $11 million and renamed them EA Canada. At the time of the business acquisition, Distinctive Software was noted for developing a number of racing and sporting games published under the Accolade brand. Since becoming EA Canada, it has developed many EA Games, EA Sports, and EA Sports BIG games.
EA Black Box was founded when EA acquired Black Box Games in 2002, as a part of EA Canada. It became an independent EA studio in 2005. In March 2003, the firm decided that they lacked space for their current projects so the top four floors of an office tower in downtown Vancouver were used for expansion. Since its founding, EA Black Box has been home to the Need for Speed franchise, among others.
On 19 December 2008, EA announced they would be closing EA Black Box's Vancouver studio and moving the studio to its nearby Burnaby studio as part of a worldwide consolidation plan. Officials stressed that Black Box would remain open, and said they expected the move to be completed by June 2009.
Below is a list of games EA Canada and EA Black Box have developed. Items with an asterisk (*) indicate that they are known to be currently working on that project.
Games developed/being developed for publishing by EA Games
|Need for Speed: High Stakes||1999-05-04||Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation Portable (With Emulator)|
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2||2002-10-30||Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube|
|Need for Speed: Underground||2003-11-17||Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance|
|Def Jam: Fight for NY||2004-09-20||PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2||2004-11-09||Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Mobile phone|
|Need for Speed: Underground: Rivals||2005-03-18||PlayStation Portable|
|Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects||2005-09-20||PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS|
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted||2005-11-11||Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone|
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted: 5-1-0||2005-11-11||PlayStation Portable|
|Need for Speed: Carbon||2006-10-31||Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Zeebo, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Mobile phone|
|Need for Speed: Carbon: Own the City||2006-10-31||PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance|
|EA Replay||2006-11-14||PlayStation Portable|
|Skate||2007-09-14||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mobile Phone|
|EA Playground||2007-10-23||Wii, Nintendo DS|
|Medal of Honor: Heroes 2||2007-11-13||Wii|
|Need for Speed: ProStreet||2007-11-14||Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Mobile phone|
|Need for Speed: Undercover||2008-11-18||Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, N-Gage 2.0, iPhone OS, iPod Touch|
|Skate It||2008-11-19||Wii, Nintendo DS|
|Skate 2||2009-01-21||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Need for Speed: World||2010-07-27||Windows|
|Skate 3||2010-05-11||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Need for Speed: The Run||2011-11-15||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, Nintendo 3DS|