EA Vets To Concentrate On Wii And DS

It has been revealed that some of the minds responsible for working on FIFA, Need for Speed and the James Bond titles at EA Canada have formed a new development team called Jet Black Studios. The independent team is set to focus solely on Nintendo hardware, and in the future will be creating new and licensed products for the Wii and DS.

With the launch of our new studio we’ve brought together all the key elements to develop top games,” commented co-founder and CEO Roger Freddi. “Both the Nintendo DS and the Wii’s Wi-Fi capabilities provide an advanced medium for Jet Black to bring already popular franchises to an even broader worldwide audience,” he added.

It has also been revealed that the new company will be working with Flashman Studios, a business management firm which has recently had a hand in licensed projects for Disney/Pixar, Ignition, Warner Brothers and Sony Online Entertainment. “W e are confident in the capabilities of Jet Black’s exceptional team, and know our strong global alliances and years of game experience will help grow its business,” said Brad Young, CEO of Flashman. “Our proven success in cultivating the right match of intellectual property, publisher and developer will allow Jet Black to do what they do best – build great games, create inspirational ideas and develop great technology.