Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Want to be part of the Next Generation of games development? EA is the leading developer for next gen games and looking for passionate gamers who want to be a part of this exciting time.

EA Canada currently has dozens of games in production and aside from some of the most profitable game titles like FIFA, NBA Street, NHL and Need for Speed, we are also developing some home-grown next gen New IP games as well for the Wii, PSP, XBox360 and PS3 including recently announced titles such as Boogie, Playground and Skate. A big emphasis moving forward is our drive towards online gaming with the advent of next gen console capabilities.

EA life feels just like what you dreamed a job could be. We’ve created a fun, casual work environment that let’s you be who you are and puts you at ease…so you can make great games! Our main Burnaby campus, Electronic Arts Canada, is EA's largest facility with 400,000 square feet in a state of the art campus-like environment, with over 1700 employees, comes complete with a cafeteria, fitness centre, arcade lounge, intramural sports, indoor/outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, soccer field and a huge theatre.

Our Downtown campus, Electronic Arts Black Box, captures the top four floors of a high-rise in Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. EAX is 70,000 square feet of panoramic views of the city, harbour, and mountains! The studio is well equipped with multiple sound studios, game trial theaters, disco lounge, cafeteria, arcade, DJ booth, gym, company store and outdoor balcony complete with fireplace and barbeque. Enjoy all that the downtown core has to offer all the while working on one of EA’s most successful franchises – NEED FOR SPEED!!!


News on Electronic Arts

'Made in BC' Event Shines Light on Local Tech Industry
Held in Victoria on May 4, DigiBC—a group that promotes, supports, and accelerates the growth of BC’s digital industries—held a showcase promiting the successes, and talent in... more
Electronic Arts CEO on Building Digital Relationships With Players in New World of Gaming
In the early aughts, Andrew Wilson found himself working at Electronic Arts in Burnaby. And after a handful of years hard at work, Wilson made his way to California, where EA is headquartered.... more
CEO of Electronic Arts Joins #BCTECH Summit Speaker List
Andrew Wilson, the Chief Executive Officer of Electronics Arts, has been added to the keynote speaker line-up for the #BCTECH Summit. Wilson, who has been CEO of EA since 2013, was recently named... more
Electronic Arts Shuttering PopCap and Quicklime Studios in Vancouver, Sources Say
A report has surfaced suggesting that, following a round of organizational restructuring announced by Electronic Arts, PopCap Vancouver and Quicklime Studios will be closing. According to... more
EA Lays Off Most of Montreal Staff in Disastrous Day for Developers
There will be a lot of game developers looking for work tomorrow morning. Electronic Arts, “The worst company in America” in both 2012 and 2013, has laid off 170 people today in... more
This Startup Poached a C-Suite Executive from EA Canada
Silicon Valley startup Grantoo launched in May. It's a social gaming platform in which college students play video games to compete for monetary grants that help them pay for their education (pus... more
Canada's Secret to Making the World's Best Soccer Game? Not Being Canadian
What is the secret to Canada making the world's best soccer video game? Not being Canadian, apparently. The team behind FIFA Soccer 13, which once again boasts rave reviews, is based in... more
12 Awesome Canadian-Made Games Showcased at E3 2012
A slew of major Canadian-produced video game titles are shining at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, highlighting the strength and vitality of Canada’s video game... more
Is Japanese Gaming Giant Nexon Plotting Takeover of Electronic Arts?
Electronic Arts is a big company. With nearly 8,000 employees and almost $4 billion in annual revenue, it's one of the world's largest video game publishers. But rumours have surfaced that Nexon -... more
Electronic Arts Laying Off 1,000 Employees
Gaming giant Electronic Arts, which has multiple major offices in Canada, is slated to lay off up to 1,000 employees. The layoffs at EA, which owns Edmonton-born BioWare, were first reported by... more
Toronto's Virgin Gaming to Power Electronic Arts' Madden Challenge
Electronic Arts is streamlining its annual video game tournament, Madden Challenge, by utilizing Virgin Gaming's technology solution. EA will use the Toronto firm's technology to accurately verify... more
Electronic Arts Enters the Daily Deals Space (Sort of)
Electronic Arts has entered the daily deals space. Sort of. The maker of many epic games, the company has launched EA Daily Deals, a month-long event where mobile games will be free or sharply... more
Charlottetown's Bight Games acquired by Electronic Arts
Last May our Stephen Christensen wrote about Charlottetown, PEI's Bight Games success with their Trade Nations iPhone app. Trade Nations had garnered was an iPhone top 40 game on the Apple App... more
Videogame industry celebrates creativity with second-annual Canadian Videogame Awards
Electronic Arts and Bioware's Mass Effect 2 led the Canadian Videogame Awards, taking home four awards, while Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed won two. Celebrating Canadian creativity, the 2011... more
EA Sports changes Super Bowl prediction, chooses Steelers to win over Packers
Hey, remember when EA Sports picked the Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl XLV all the way back in early September? Well, it looks like that wasn’t their final answer, because on Wednesday,... more
EA Sports and Virgin Gaming join heads to enhance EA's online world tournaments
EA Sport, a part of gaming giant Electronic Arts Inc., is collaborating with Virgin Gaming, a member of the massive Virgin group of companies. Today, the two titans announced a new agreement... more
Biggest video game companies in B.C. - 2011 Edition
Business in Vancouver's annual list of the Biggest video game developers in BC was published today and the usual suspects are near the top. Rankings are based on the number of staff working in... more
EA Sports' NHL '94 may be most influential video game ever
Everyone knows that the video games EA produces are influential. They’re popular, they’re acclaimed, they make waves, and some stand the test of time. And some really stand the test of... more
Vancouver Whitecaps partner with EA to promote and develop FIFA Soccer 12
EA’s FIFA Soccer 12, due to be released next year, will have a Vancouver connection — and not just because EA Games, the make of FIFA, is based in Burnaby. No, it’s because the... more
Is EA disrespecting veterans by featuring the Taliban in a video game?
For the first time ever, Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter series Medal of Honor is taking the fight out of World War II. The setting for the latest instalment, set to be released October... more
EA Sports picks Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl XLV
EA Sports has some great news for all us Cheeseheads out there: the Green Bay Packers will win the Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas come February. That's what came out of their annual playoff... more
Electronic Arts to sell 15% of Ubisoft
Whether or not this will affect Ubisoft Canada is still yet unknown, however, gaming website Gamasutra has reported that Electronic Arts is planning to sell off 15% of it's stake in Ubisoft. ... more
Techvibes at the E3 Expo, Day 1
It’s Christmas in June for gamers, as the annual E3 Expo ramps up and announcements come pouring in about the software and hardware due to arrive over the next year. I was able to attend the... more
10 Biggest Video Game Developers in Montréal in 2010
The battle for the Canadian game development crown continues to wage on. While West Coast powerhouse Vancouver has long been seen as the National Champ when it comes to drawing in (and holding... more
The state of the Canadian gaming industry
In the wake of the Canadian Video Game Awards, as covered by Warren Frey last week, many are probably wondering: just where does the Canadian video game scene stand? Recently, Canada has been... more
10 Biggest Video Game Developers in Vancouver in 2010
Thanks to this week's Business in Vancouver newspaper and their Top 100 High-Tech Companies in BC list we're able to update our post from last month about the Ten Biggest Video Game Developers in... more
Ten Biggest Video Game Developers in BC
According to our records, the following are the ten biggest video game developers in BC but our employee count data goes back to 2009. If you work for one of these game developers and can help us... more
Electronic Arts to invest in VanEdge Capital
Private Equity blog peHUB's Alexander Haislip is reporting that Electronic Arts is poised to invest in VanEdge Capital's $200 million Canadian venture capital fund and that the fund expects to hold... more
Biggest video game developers in BC
Business in Vancouver annual list of the Biggest video game developers in BC was publsihed today and the usual suspects are near the top. Rankings are based on the number of staff working in... more
Electronic Arts lays off 1,500
Earlier today Electronic Arts announced that it had acquired social gaming startup Playfish for $300 Million. This afternoon, Electronic Arts said it would lay off 1,500 workers by April 2010,... more
Electronic Arts gets social with Playfish acquisition
In what is turning out to be Acquistion Monday, Electronic Arts annouced today that it has acquired social gaming startup Playfish for $275 Million in cash. An additional $25 Million in stock will... more
Is Ottawa still Silicon Valley North?
Canada's capital once had a nickname likening it to the sunny California home of companies like Apple and Google - Silicon Valley North. This month, Ottawa's former high-tech start Nortel began... more
June 26 - Weekly Vancouver Game Industry News
Lots of news from the fringe of Vancouver's game industry this week! As always, if you have any tidbits you should be sharing them here, contact me via my website.   No Robots' Jamble Launch... more
Weekly News Bits from Vancouver's Game Industry
Every week I cover brief news swept up from the dirty floors of Vancouver's game industry. If you have something you think should be passed along here - a rumour, a tip, a launch, a party, a new... more
EA hires in Waterloo for Social Gaming
According to Gamasutra, Electronic Arts continues to expand into the digital market and is hiring for a "new social gaming platform" at its relatively unknown EA Waterloo office. Job listings... more
Electronic Arts backs Ashton Kutcher's Twitter Ego
A couple days ago, actor and Twitter-fanatic Ashton Kutcher promised to punk CNN founder Ted Turner if he beats CNN to be the first Twitter user with one million followers. Kutcher is currently... more
The Future at Electronic Arts in Burnaby
The Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), is hosting The Future of Technology next week at the Electronic Arts campus in Burnaby. Pascal... more
Intellectual Property is King in the Gaming Space
Today in the Globe & Mail, Blaine Kyllo wrote about the changing landscape in the video-game industry and how the current economy may change the way games are financed in the future.... more
Edmonton's BioWare launches new team in Montreal
James Brightman of GameDaily is reporting that Edmonton-based Bioware is launching a new team in Montreal using the existing Electronics Arts Montreal studio. GameDaily BIZ just got off the... more
Does BC's Gaming Industry need a Stimulus Package?
In the current issue of the Georgia Straight, Blaine Kyllo ponders whether local video-game developers need government assistance in an article titled Video game executives seek stimulus in B.C.... more
Vancouver's Video Game Family Tree
The search string "Vancouver + Gaming" is an surpisingly popular search query. As a result, a Techvibes blog post published a year ago titled The Gaming Industry in Vacouver was one of our most... more
Black Box axes majority of staff
Gaming blog Gamasutra is reporting that Vancouver-based studio EA Black Box laid off the majority of its staff yesterday. Upwards of 200 of the Electronic Arts-owned development house are said... more
Electronic Arts lay-offs becoming a reality in 2009
Got word from a former Burnaby-based Electronic Arts employee that had relocated to their Tiburon office in Orlando that he was included in the latest round of EA lay-offs. Looks like the staff... more
EA brings charity to consoles
Gamers get a bum rap as couch-bound, anti-social loners who spend all their time blasting virtual opponents to smithereens. Of course, anyone with even a passing knowledge of modern gaming knows... more
Edmonton's Bioware is getting nervous
The Edmonton Journal seems to think hometown Bioware Corporation will be one of the nine planned studio closures that Electronic Arts (EA) announced today. Only one facility was identified in... more
EA cuts 10 percent of its workforce, shutters Vancouver’s Black Box Studio
Gaming giant Electronic Arts is cutting 1,000 jobs worldwide, or 10 percent of its staff, in a bid to save money after a year where the company had, in the words of CEO John Riccitello, seen a... more
EA Drops Plan for Still-In-Progress Yaletown Studio
Straight out the window of the Techvibes office in Yaletown, we've been watching crews build another two floors onto a previously three storey heritage building. As we first reported back in May,... more
Electronic Arts outlook calls for headcount reductions
Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that it expects net revenue and earnings per share for fiscal year 2009 to be below the financial guidance previously provided at the end of October. The... more
Montreal Rivals Vancouver As Canada's Biggest Game Development Centre
Montreal Tech Watch discusses how Montreal has become a mature centre of game development, with the studies to prove it. Statistics count 4,953 people employed in the Montreal video game industry,... more
Big Fish in a Big Pond
While this is hardly news to anyone in our building, the Vancouver Sun's Marke Andrews wrote today about Seattle's Big Fish Games opening a Vancouver studio. Their new Yaletown digs are one floor... more
Belt tightening in Vancouver Gaming Industry
The gaming industry has proven to be pretty resilient to economic downturns, especially around this time of the year when holiday shopping kicks in and the latest game titles are stacked under the... more
EA plans layoffs as sales slow
Today Electronic Arts cuts its full-year profit forecast due to a delay in the latest Harry Potter video game and its stock fell 14 percent. They also announced that they plan to cut about 6... more
Take Six on Take-Two Offer to Expire
Vancouver's Electronic Arts (EA) said it won't extend a Monday evening deadline for its $2- Billion tender offer to buy smaller rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. - best known for the popular... more
Electronic Arts gets an Agent
Historically video game producers have relyed heavily on established comic book and literary franchises for game concepts but it seems the tables have turned and the list of films based on video... more
Electronic Arts Coming to Yaletown
Big news out of Techvibes' Yaletown neighborhood - Electronic Arts (EA) is coming to the 'hood. Apparently EA's lack of a Yaletown address has been hurting their recruiting efforts in the gaming... more
The Gaming Industry in Vancouver
The Gaming space in Vancouver continues to flourish thanks to a supportive community that has developed around the Big Companies and the smaller studios that call the West Coast... more
EA picks up Bioware for close to a billion
Games giant Electronic Arts, which maintains two facilities in Vancouver, announced they will acquire Edmonton-based Bioware, along with fellow studio Pandemic, to the tune of $860 million.... more

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