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EA has announced a new LA-based branch of Battlefield developer DICE that will focus on creating Star Wars games.

The studio is open to continuing existing Star Wars game series as well as developing entirely new franchises, DICE boss Karl-Magnus Troedsson told The Wall Street Journal.

Top of many Star Wars fans' wishlists is a new Battlefront game. The series was in development at UK studio Free Radical Design (now Crytek UK) before LucasArts pulled the plug.

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DICE opens DICE LA studio! Wonder if we will see Frostbite powered Star Wars games now?
Edited by Kosire - 5/15/13 at 8:57am
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DICE opens DICE LA studio! Wonder if we will see Frostbite powered Star Wars games now?

Did you read it? tongue.gif
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EA acquired the rights to develop Star Wars games earlier this month. The new range of titles will be built using DICE's own Frostbite 3 engine, which EA has said is incompatible with Wii U.

and lol, not sure if good or bad :l
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Troedsson hopes the new studio will be an attractive place to work, and that it will tempt talent from Activision's LA studios Infinity Ward and Treyarch, which just so happen to develop Battlefield rival Call of Duty.

"There is an extreme talent pool over that we want a part of," Troedsson said. "It's no secret that our main competitor is there."
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I don't see a problem with a Bf3/Starwars Battlefront cross over. Game would be awesome...Imagine 64 player space dogfights!
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Did you read it? tongue.gif
and lol, not sure if good or bad :l

Yes, but who says they are going to make Star Wars games? That's just what everyone is assuming.
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Yes, but who says they are going to make Star Wars games? That's just what everyone is assuming.
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EA has announced a new LA-based branch of Battlefield developer DICE that will focus on creating Star Wars games.
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Did you read it? tongue.gif
and lol, not sure if good or bad :l

Yes, but who says they are going to make Star Wars games? That's just what everyone is assuming.

I don't get it. Didn't EA themselves say so?
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I suppose we should be happy they are least focusing on Starwars...I figured they would make Dice or some one work on it between Battlefield games and stretch them thin. At least there is going to be a new studio for it.

But it doesn't sound like Dice will have an active hand in the games...not really sure why the source put that in the title.
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I don't get it. Didn't EA themselves say so?

Not in a statement though? I think that's just what the journalist is assuming.
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I suppose we should be happy they are least focusing on Starwars...I figured they would make Dice or some one work on it between Battlefield games and stretch them thin. At least there is going to be a new studio for it.

But it doesn't sound like Dice will have an active hand in the games...not really sure why the source put that in the title.

The studio is called DICE Los Angeles. DICE opens a second studio. Sure people from Sweden probably won't move to LA, but it's 'DICE'.
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Lol EA is franchising DICE.

Good move EA you will be McDonalds in no time
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The studio is called DICE Los Angeles. DICE opens a second studio. Sure people from Sweden probably won't move to LA, but it's 'DICE'.

That is up to interpretation though...EA is opening a new studio that will have new developers...they could have named it what ever they wanted to, but chose to attach the DICE name to it. The DICE we know and love/hate will not have anything to do with it...at least as far as this article goes to say. Perhaps when it starts operating there will be some DICE talent flown in or the middle management at DICE will be in charge of it.
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