Electronic Arts, the world largest video game developer, announced the acquisition the creators of the Battlefield franchise on Monday, vowing to expand the franchise to next-generation consoles and platforms.
Sweden based Digital Illusions CE, or DICE, will continue to operate out of Stockholm, with management in tact.
â€EA is thrilled to officially welcome this team of incredibly talented people and a globally recognized game franchise,â€ said Paul Lee, President of EAâ€™s Worldwide Studios. â€œThe DICE studio has strong opportunity for growth as we build the Battlefield franchise and other new products. Weâ€™re confident that our creative approach and business leadership principles are well matched to share future success.â€
Dice's current CEO will become a general manager at EA.
The acquisition was completed via a merger through which EA acquired the assets and liabilities of DICE. It is effective immediately.