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EA Acquires Digital Illusions

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    Electronic Arts announced today that they've acquired Digital Illusions CE (DICE), acclaimed development team and creators of the Battlefield game franchise. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, DICE becomes a fully integrated EA studio dedicated to growing the Battlefield franchise and developing new products for the PC, next generation consoles and other new platforms. The acquisition is effective immediately.

    "EA is thrilled to officially welcome this team of incredibly talented people and a globally recognized game franchise," said Paul Lee, President of EA's Worldwide Studios. "The DICE studio has strong opportunity for growth as we build the Battlefield franchise and other new products. We're confident that our creative approach and business leadership principles are well matched to share future success."

    Patrick Söderlund, DICE CEO, said,"Being part of the EA studio team is a great step forward that will help us continue to deliver new games and new franchises to DICE fans. We've been working very closely with EA for the past five years and this is a very natural step for us as we move into the next generation of gaming."

    Patrick Söderlund will become an EA Studio General Manager, maintaining responsibility for the DICE studio and taking on additional creative responsibilities. The DICE leadership team will continue in their roles in Stockholm.

    The acquisition was completed via a merger through which EA acquired the assets and liabilities of DICE. DICE shareholders, representing approximately 2.6 million shares, will receive SEK 67.50 per share in cash, to be paid out on October 16, 2006.

    Source: Strategyinformer
     
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    Oh No :(
     
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    Great, EA is about to kill some more games.
     
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    Wow DIce fought hard against it for some reason too.

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    yeah right the Battlefield game franchise EA cant even get the patches right..wot are we on now?? BF2 is held together with bandaids thats dont stick very well



    :ohwell:
     
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    EA games new slogan:

    "EA Games, buy everything!"
     
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    Dice and EA have both been crap at fixing BF2, not just EA. Although I suppose now it is just EA...
     
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    OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG, o well just less sh!t to buy
     
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    old news...been done few months ago. you tend to get this info if you own EA stocks. ;)
     
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    THIS IS NOT A WORRY, just like many developers who have been taken over the production team will just leave and set up another company and possibly make the same games just with a diffrent name, my only worry is EA making us pay to play
     
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    BF games are about to get a lot more buggy....and uncreative.
     
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    At least now we can expect a new BF game every year.

    Just dont mind the small detail that it will be the same game with a new coat of paint.
     
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    bf2142 is something to look at. the beta had the same amount of bugs as bf2 atm....LOL:roll: :nutkick:

    and it is pretty creative game...being that it is fictional futeristic era..., and very customizable...you can have sniper medics ;)
     
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    LOL could you imagine EA adding the names of real troops to the games to make them more realistic with updated rosters each year lol
     
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    you have to say that, as far as ive heard dont u own some shares in ea or something? :p
     

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