The 100-person studio, noted for producing sports titles including Sega’s NHL 2K
series and Midway’s NHL Hitz
, has worked with EA on the Need for Speed
and NASCAR Thunder
franchises. "We have had a great relationship with EA as an outside developer for several years," said Black Box CEO Paul Tremblay, " becoming part of the world's largest and most talented game development studio is an absolute thrill." Black Box Games will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts. Financial terms were not disclosed.