Electronic Arts announced on Wednesday that its DICE LA studios would be changing its name to Ripple Effect Studios. The newly titled team signals a new start as it develops a yet-to-be-announced project.
Ripple Effect Studios had previously provided support for various EA releases, including the Battlefield games, but is now working on what it calls a “player-inspired experience” for the upcoming Battlefield 2042. Aside from that, the company is also working on a “yet-to-be-announced project” and hoping that the change to a new studio name can help it gain more of an established identity in the world of gaming by taking “DICE” out of its name.
“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,” said Christian Grass, GM of Ripple Effect Studios. “We’re excited to look towards the future, expand the team and establish our own identity.”
According to the announcement, the hope is that Ripple Effect Studios can become a developer that excels at everything, including the process of how it makes games. Respawn Entertainment Founder Vince Zampella is managing the studio and signaled his support for the team, even asking those interested in working there to apply.
“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,” said Zampella. “With an amazing new campus coming to Los Angeles and remote positions available, now is a great time to consider joining us.”