EA Montreal

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EA Montreal
IndustryVideo games
FoundedMarch 17, 2004
FounderElectronic Arts Edit this on Wikidata
Key people
Alain Tascan
ProductsArmy of Two series
Number of employees
ParentElectronic Arts
Websitewww.eamontreal.com Edit this on Wikidata

EA Montreal is a Canadian video game development studio owned and operated by Electronic Arts. The studio is based in Montreal, Quebec. It was inaugurated by EA on March 17, 2004.[1]

The studio was founded by Alain Tascan a former Ubisoft and BAM! Entertainment executive. It is one of a few examples where EA created a new studio instead of acquiring one. In 2006 with the acquisition of Jamdat, its Montreal offices were moved to the location of EA Montreal studio.

EA Montreal and EA Mobile Montreal are operated separately, however. In 2007, following the split of EA development studios into four labels, EA Montreal became part of EA Games Label (Frank Gibeau, President). EA Montreal is responsible for two original franchises: Boogie and Army of Two as well as other titles where it collaborates with other EA studios.

The Visceral Montreal studio was closed in February 2013.[2] In April 2012, EA announced layoffs in the Mobile division.[3] A further layoff on the Mobile Division took place in February 2015.[4]

In July 2015, EA announced the creation of Motive Studios,[5] a new Montreal-based operation led by Jade Raymond. Motive Studios is co-located at EA Montreal with BioWare, which has maintained a Montreal studio operation under the leadership of studio director Yanick Roy.

EA Montreal studio is located at 3 Place Ville-Marie, downtown Montreal.

The view of Place Ville-Marie 3 (on the right) - the location of EA Montreal


Year Game Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox Win PSP Wii NDS PS3 X360
2005 SSX on Tour No No No Yes No No No No
2006 NHL 07 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
2007 SSX Blur No No No No Yes No No No
2007 Boogie Yes No No No Yes Yes No No
2008 Army of Two No No No No No No Yes Yes
2008 Boogie Superstar No No No No Yes No No No
2008 Skate It No No No No Yes No No No
2009 Spore Hero No No No No Yes No No No
2009 Need for Speed: Nitro No No No No Yes No No No
2010 Army of Two: The 40th Day No No No No No No Yes Yes
2010 The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff No No Yes No No No No No
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel No No No No No No Yes Yes


  1. ^ Navarro, Alex (2004-03-17). "EA's Montreal Studio open for business". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  2. ^ Marchiafava, Jeff (2013-02-21). "Visceral Montreal Employee Confirms Entire Staff Let Go". Game Informer. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  3. ^ Futter, Mike. "[Updated] "Key Development Studio" EA Montreal's Mobile Division Hit With Layoffs - News - www.GameInformer.com". Game Informer. GameStop Corporation. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  4. ^ Alex Wawro (2015-02-06). "Report: Layoffs strike EA Montreal". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  5. ^ http://www.ea.com/motivestudios/

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