Report: EA Sports opening studio in Austin, TX

Those displaced Ignition Games employees in Austin may have a new prospect. IGN reports that, according to an internal EA memo, the company is looking to expand with an EA Sports studio in the Texas capital, adding a third internal studio to its current lineup of British Columbia and Florida-based operations.

"We have aggressive plans for expansion, and I will be visiting Austin, Texas, this week to assess potential space for a new EA Sports studio location," EA Sports COO Daryl Holt reportedly said in the memo. "Our goal is to attract, hire and retain the industry's best talent." This will be the perfect location to develop games based on college football ... and really slow races run by people in costumes.

We just hope that, if EA does choose to open a studio there, it learns from the past and actually gives its employees time to explore their environs.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.