DICE Confirmed As An EA Studio

Although we all knew it has been happening for ages Digital Illusions has today been confirmed as an EA Studio, specialising in next-gen and PC platforms. New IPs, as well as the outfit’s acclaimed Battlefield series, will be the focus of the new studio as its new guise under the EA banner. DICE’s Patrick Söderlund will become an EA Studio Manager as part of the acquisition.

EA is thrilled to officially welcome this team of incredibly talented people and a globally recognized game franchise,” said Paul Lee, President of EA’s Worldwide Studios. “The DICE studio has strong opportunity for growth as we build the Battlefield franchise and other new products. We’re confident that our creative approach and business leadership principles are well matched to share future success.

Patrick Söderlund, DICE CEO, said, “Being part of the EA studio team is a great step forward that will help us continue to deliver new games and new franchises to DICE fans. We’ve been working very closely with EA for the past five years and this is a very natural step for us as we move into the next generation of gaming.