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EA to open new US QA centre

New test facility to provide over 200 jobs. And better games

Electronic Arts and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development are partnering to open a new global quality assurance centre in Baton Rouge.

The QA facility, which will initially be located at Louisiana State University's South Campus as part of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center, will create 20 new full time jobs in Baton Rouge and more than 200 additional part-time jobs for LSU students and others.

"This announcement of EA putting the first-of-its-kind in the US videogame testing center right here in Baton Rouge is a terrific win for the city and the future of our state," said Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.

"This job win is a critical step in creating a digital media economy that will generate even more high-paying high tech jobs and help us compete for even more jobs within EA in the future."

The facility will serve primarily as a test center for EA Sports games.

"We are proud that EA will be part of this initiative that will assist in the development of the digital media industry in Louisiana," said Sharon Knight, senior VP of Central Development Services at EA.

"We feel EA Sports is a great fit with LSU as there is a deep-rooted heritage in sports at the university. This partnership will open future opportunities for the state of Louisiana, LSU, and EA."

Article supplied by Edge-Online