EA to open Irish customer service centre

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Publisher EA has announced that it plans to open a new customer service centre in Galway, Ireland that it hopes will help connect owned developer BioWare with its sizable European customer base.

The Irish government is supporting the new office, which is hoped will create around 200 jobs when it opens next year.

The new Irish location for BioWare will help us get closer to our fans in Europe,” EA's senior VP and BioWare's group GM Dr. Ray Muzyka stated.

Galway gives us the right mix of solid technology infrastructure and international recruitment opportunities as we continue to focus on bringing the highest quality gaming experiences to market.”

Irish PM Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD added: EA is the global leader in interactive entertainment and a very important addition to the thriving games industry in Ireland.”