The busy cosmopolitan centre of South Korea is home to EA Korea, EA Interactive, and J2M (an EA company). Traditionally referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm", South Korea is one of the fastest growing economies in the world since the 1960s. (One of the Four Asian Tigers and the 12-14th largest economy in the world.). With nationwide 100Mbit/s broadband internet access, full HDTV broadcasting, DMB, WiBro and 3G HSDPA, South Korea is one of the most technologically and scientifically advanced countries in the world. It is also the most wired country on the planet, with more than 90% of all homes connected to high speed broadband internet.
EA Korea first established its presence in this country in 1998 in the capital city of Seoul, the second largest metropolitan city in the world. With hopes of unfolding its passion to bring world-class interactive entertainment to Korea and across Asia, EA Korea joined hands with the Korean game company Neowiz in a multi-year co-development and publishing agreement to bring FIFA to Korean online gamers. FIFA Online instantly became a hit and is now one of Korea's most popular online games recording monthly revenue of a few million. In 2008, the company set up a development studio focusing on online games development with the goal of expanding into neighboring Asian markets. The teams at EA Korea and Neowiz are currently working on the online version of the renowned first-person shooter series, Battlefield.
EA Korea increased its presence in the Asian hub when it acquired J2MSoft, a local developer of PC and online games, at the end of 2008. The company is known for its free-to-play online games such as Raycity, Debut, and TAAN. Recently, the EA Korea studio integrated with J2M under the new title "J2M Studio". The studio is situated on two floors in ASEM Tower, a world-class office facility located in Samseong-dong, the heart of Seoul's business district. EA Interactive, the Korea division of the world's leading publisher of interactive Mobile entertainment software for phones and handheld devices, is located nearby in Daechi-dong. A forerunner in the online games market, Korea is a perfect place to build your gaming career.