EA to open Playfish social games studio in Helsinki, Finland [Report]

Playfish Finland
Playfish Finland

Likely in pursuit of the angriest of birds and great house music, it looks as if EA intends to open a studio for social game arm Playfish in Helsinki, Finland. According to LinkedIn job postings, the publisher is in need of software engineers, but there are plenty more open positions where that came from. Here's the word from EA found on one of its job postings:

"Playfish has offices in London, San Francisco, Montreal, Tokyo, and Beijing and now Helsinki, Finland. Playfish Finland is a new studio, and we're searching for a Senior Server Side Java Software Engineer to join our team," a posting reads. Later, the posting mentions this: "The engineer will work as part of a game team to create and refine game server frameworks."

Based on this wording, Playfish Finland will focus on either development of new properties or more content for existing games. Let's hope for the former ... unless you're still digging on The Sims Social or SimCity Social big time. What with Digital Chocolate recently opening up shop in Finland, the home of Angry Birds maker Rovio, it seems as if more social game makers hope to feed off of those good game-making vibes. We've reached out to EA for comment (and to hopefully find out what they're up to).

[Via Raf Keustermans]

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