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EA Canada
EA Canada's company logo.
Parent companyElectronic Arts

EA Canada is a video game developer located in Burnaby, British Columbia, close to Vancouver. The development studio was opened in January 1999 and is Electronic Art's largest studio. EA Canada alone employs more than one thousand people and houses the world's largest video game test operation.

Inside the building there are: 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, a theatre, a cafeteria called EAt, coffee bars and a video games room. The building is situated next to Discovery Park.

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.