Great news pity its not a proper development house. When will these big companies open an actual dev house. I remember when Blizzard moved into Cork ppl thought development would happen but it didnt AFAIK, similar for Actvision QA in Dublin.
I presume by online games they mean facebook/website games to compliment existing EA IP. EA is now doing a massive push to get into this market. Also John I think your probably right its most likely to support the Star Wars MMO Bioware Austin has been making for some time.