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EA Canada is a video game developer located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The development studio opened in January 1983 and is EA's largest and Oldest studio. EA Canada alone employs more than 2000 people and houses the world's largest video game test operation.[1]

PremisesEdit

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 the Discovery Park.

HistoryEdit

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, had acquired EA Canada in 1991 for $11 million when this Canadian software firm was then known as Distinctive Software. 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 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 in June 2009.[2][3]

Games developedEdit

Below, 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.

EA GamesEdit

Games developed for publishing by EA Games/EA (EA dropped the "EA Games" brand and now uses only "EA" instead):

Game Release Date Platform(s)
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
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing 2004-02-11 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, PlayStation Portable
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
The Sims 3 2009-06-02 Mac OS X, Windows
MySims Racing 2009-06-08 Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
The Sims 3: World Adventures 2009-11-18 Mac OS X, Windows
The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff 2010-02-02 Mac OS X, Windows
The Sims 3: Ambitions 2010-06-01 Mac OS X, Windows
The Sims 3: Late Night 2010-10 Mac OS X, Windows

EA SportsEdit

Games developed for publishing by EA Sports:

EA Sports BIGEdit

Games developed for publishing by EA Sports BIG:

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External linksEdit

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