EA Acquires Headgate, Turns To Wii


Electronic Arts has acquired Headgate Studios, the developers behind Tiger Woods PGA Tour and a number of Madden ports. EA has focused the studio on the Wii.

“Having worked with EA for the past six years, we know their teams share our work ethic, passion for creative excellence and commitment to quality. By joining EA, we are making official what we all already feel – that we are part of the EA family. We couldn’t be happier,” said Vance Cook, executive producer at EA Salt Lake.

Known primarily for PC ports of Madden, it’s a surprise to find EA focusing the sports game studio on the Nintendo Wii. No games have been announced yet.

“The team at Headgate is a great fit with EA’s creative team. Their creative spirit and technical leadership have separated them from the pack,” said Paul Lee, president of EA Studios. “Salt Lake City is a terrific place to make games – it’s a dynamic city with a vibrant creative community and a great quality of life. We are thrilled to have them join EA.”

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