An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be making his way down west next week for the official opening of BioWare Ireland in Galway.
It was May last year that leading American entertainment software company Electronic Arts (EA ) made the welcome announcement that it was to locate its European customer service and operations centre in Galway city bringing with it the promise of some 200 jobs.
Electronic Arts Inc, which is headquarted in Redwood City, California, made the move with the full backing of IDA Ireland, providing BioWare™ a greater proximity to European players. Over the years EA has built up an impressive reputation in developing, publishing, and distributing interactive software worldwide for video games systems, personal computers, wireless devices, and the internet. BioWare™ game titles include Dragon Age: Origin, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Mass Effect.
The official opening is due to take place on Monday September 26, at 2pm at Unit 1, IDA Business and Technology Park, Parkmore West. The Taoiseach is expected to be joined by co-founders of BioWare Dr Ray Muzyka, general manager, BioWare Label, and Dr Greg Zeschuk, general manager, BioWare Austin, as well as local representatives.