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EA wants DICE to be more than just a "Battlefield factory"


EA vice-president Patrick Soderlund has gone on record stating that in-house developer DICE is working on more than just Battlefield titles.

In a recent interview with OXM Soderlund stated that there around 300 staffers employed at DICE in Stockholm and not all of them are working on a Battlefield title.
“Not all of them are working on Battlefield things, and that’s intentional, because we don’t want to become a Battlefield factory,” he said. “The minute we start saying ‘you’re going to make a Battlefield game for the rest of your life’, they’re going to go some place else. So for them to make great Battlefield games there need to be other things for them to do as well.

“That’s why we have people who move around quite a bit. And then obviously we have a boatload of people that just want to make Battlefield because they love it.

“Same thing with the team in San Francisco that are making Dead Space. It’s a stunning team and they’re passionate about what they do, and they love making Dead Space. Then the answer’s ‘well, then make Dead Space’. Then we have to figure out how to sell it and make it successful.”
I'm still holding out hope that DICE is working on a Mirror's Edge sequel, but sadly that hasn't happened yet.