In a time of austerity we have a ray of sun shine in the games industry as Electronic Arts has created 300 new jobs in its European Customer Experience Centre of Excellence in Galway, Ireland. EA will now provide multilingual international customer support and services for its major game titles from this site. The games supported at this site will include the likes of FIFA 2013, The Sims, and Need For Speed Series.
EA has received financial help from the Irish government who are keen to promote games houses and jobs within Ireland. Irish Premier Enda Kenny TD said: “It is less than a year since I attended the opening of the EA facility in Galway, and I am delighted to announce today that EA has made the decision to invest further in Ireland by locating their strategically important Customer Experience Centre here.”
Peter Moore, EA COO, also stated that, “Today’s announcement that EA, a dynamic and world-leading company in this sector, is creating a further 300 jobs so soon after investing in Ireland for the first time is great news and shows very clearly the enormous potential of this high-growth industry”
EA who this year posted revenue amounting to a record $1.3bn opened the opened its Galway site in September last year and this will be a major boast for gaming in Galway and Ireland.