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EA Black Box was founded when EA acquired Black Box Games in 2002. Black Box Games was intergrated into EA Canada before it became a seperate studio in 2005. In 2003, EA Black Box moved into custom-built space in the top floors of a waterfront high-rise in downtown Vancouver. EA Black Box's main focus has been on the series Need for Speed. Other game franchises the developer has delt with include Skate, Skate It and Skate 2.

EA announced on December 19, 2008, that EA Blackbox would be closed on successful completion of Skate 2. Franchises and some staff would be transferred to EA's nearby Burnaby, British Columbia studio.

In 2010, the studio's name still remains, currently as the developer for Need for Speed World, a " Massively Multiplayer Online Action Racing Game".

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