EA Abandons Plans for New Canadian Studio

Electronic Arts has abandoned plans to open a new studio in Vancouver, Canada, citing lower than expected revenues from the current year and the more general effects of the global economic slowdown.

EA already operates two studios in the city: Need for Speed developer Black Box and FIFA soccer developer EA Canada. The new studio was to have been housed in a 20,000 square foot facility in the city's Yaletown district, with planning beginning around a year ago.

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