New Studio, Products and Ideas
Electronic Arts is a major video game publisher that has recently acquired companies such as Codemasters, Playdemics and MetalHead Software, companies which specialize in niche video game genres such as racing, baseball and mobile games. Without a doubt, the company is working on massive projects and looking to bring in talent to complement its already established development teams such as Dice, in charge of the Battlefield franchise and Respawn Entertainment, who work on Apex Legends and Titanfall. The company has officially announced the formation of Ripple Effect Studios, which will various ideas to life.
Christian Grass, GM of Ripple Effect Studios, stated, “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…We’re excited to look towards the future, expand the team and establish our own identity.” Christian Grass will be joined at the helm of the company by Vince Zampella, the founder of Respawn. Together, Grass and Zampella will bring in an influx of talented developers, artists and engineers to the company.
On the creation of the studio, Zampella noted, “The talent here has a great track record of producing high-quality titles, and the studio’s set to make even more incredible games in the future…With an amazing new campus coming to Los Angeles and remote positions available, now is a great time to consider joining us.”
The studio’s goal is to form a team that excels in all departments of video game creation, including the actual procedures. To do so, the company will endeavor to refine their development process, cultivate a positive culture and grow a thriving community. The company is currently working on a player-inspired experience for Battlefield 2042 along with a yet-to-be announced project.