Electronic Arts Gothenburg

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Electronic Arts Gothenburg (formerly Ghost Games) is a video game development company originally formed in 2011 as EA Gothenburg before changing its name on November 15, 2012 to Ghost Games. They have mainly overseen the development of games in the Need for Speed franchise, though they've had smaller roles on other projects such as Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Battlefield V. In February 2020, it was announced that the company would revert back to the EA Gothenburg name.

Ghost Games

Logo (November 15, 2013-November 8, 2019)


Visuals: There is a soft-rounded ghost figure with evil-looking eyes. Below the figure is the text "GHOST" in the Stem font.

Variants: Each game features a different variant:

  • Need for Speed Rivals: The logo is seen on wet blue asphalt with racecars passing by.
  • Need for Speed (2015): The logo appears in summer sky blue over a black background. Underneath is the byline "AN EA STUDIO".
  • Need for Speed Payback: The logo appears on a white background.
  • Need for Speed Heat: The logo appears on a blue-purple-violet gradient background. The "GHOST" text is absent.

Technique: 3D CGI for the first two variants, and none for the last two.

Audio: None or the opening music for the game.

Availability: Appears on each of the games listed above.