EA Canada is a video game developer located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The development studio opened in January 1983 and is EA's largest studio. EA Canada alone employs more than 1800 people and houses the world's largest video game test operation.
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.