DICE LA, Battlefield 2042 Co-Developer now renamed as Ripple Effect Studios
Game development studio DICE LA changed their name ahead of the big reveal about a new game mode for the Battlefield 2042 at EA Play Live this month end. From now on, the Los Angeles based studio DICE LA will be called Ripple Effect Studios, this name represents the idea that “the smallest idea can change the world.”
“We believe that true transformation in the game industry begins with small moments, like an enlightening conversation in a hallway or a prototype yielding unexpected results,” the studio said their official blog. ” Our ambition is to become a studio that excels at everything–not just making games, but also the process of how we make them. We want to reach a super level of quality in everything we do, no matter how big or small. This philosophy applies to everything, from constantly refining our development process, to cultivating a positive company culture, and growing a thriving community.”
Christain Grass, the Battlefield veteran, is the GM of Ripple Effect Studios, which has been under operation for 8 years as DICE LA as an assisting studio to the primary DICE team in Sweden.
“We’re so proud of our work as DICE LA and the DICE team will forever be a part of our DNA, but over the past eight years, we’ve developed our own culture and our own way of doing things,” Grass said. “We’re excited to look towards the future, expand the team, and establish our own identity.”
Here’s how the Ripple Effect campus in Los Angeles looks like.
Respawn Entertainment CEO and Call of Duty veteran Vince Zampella is the manager at Ripple Effect, which his role alongside the position at Respawn Entertainment. Zampella will be working alongside Grass to build a team that “makes even more incredible games in the future.”
Though the new upcoming mode for Battlefield 2042 still remains a mystery to be unfolded on July 8th with the first episode of EA Play Live Spotlight Series that, this new mode is meant to be a “player-inspired experience” according to the Ripple Effect Studios