The EA Black Box wiki last edited by azgar on 01/30/17 05:36PM View full history

Early Years

Founded as Black Box Games in 1998 the company developed various sports games under various publishers.

Under EA

Acquired by EA in 2002, the studio was renamed EA Black Box and intergrated into EA Canada before it becoming independent from EA Canada again 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".


During 2012 the company was hit with layoffs, and by July of that same year it was renamed Quicklime Games during the development of PC game Need for Speed: World, under which name it operated until its closure in April 2013.

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