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Submitted by xYLeinen 503d ago | news

EA Renames Danger Close As DICE LA And Gives It Some Star Wars

Expanding in Southern California, right near to Infinity Ward and Treyarch. (Dev, Dice, EA, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, Star Wars, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

shivvy24  +   503d ago
i knew they were gonna merge with dice but i didnt know when
fermcr  +   503d ago
LOL.

Shame on you EA. Trying to fool gamers by saying that the next Star Wars is made by DICE... trying to get more sales.

I can see the slogan...
"Star Wars, by the makers of Battlefield Franchise"
CBaoth  +   503d ago
all publishers do this though
It's the normal MO for most big publishers like Ubisoft. Kaz (Sony) most recently trimmed the fat and closed several studios but retained as many talented people he could and formed 2nd teams at their more successful ones. Of course it's just re-branding for the sake of extra revenue.

I guarantee you Sega does this in wake of Gear Box's Aliens disaster and pushes Creative Assembly's name all over the new Aliens game in PR releases; even though it's NOT made by the famous RTS dev but the chaps that gave us Viking.
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DeadlyFire  +   503d ago
I knew this was coming, but Danger Close is a scary place. Hopefully some better management. Game should turn out better than Medal of Honor anyway.
Grap  +   503d ago
the Thing is Danger Close Never done game that is very good and last time they produce a decent game is MOH frontline which is like 10 years ago?
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Wenis  +   503d ago
This is better than if the game was actually made by DICE (in Sweden) to be honest. Danger close used to be known as EA Los Angeles, and when Pandemic studios shut down, a lot of the employees were hired by EA LA. So in other words, "DICE LA" has original SWBF developers in it's studio. So heres to hoping that they are actually making SWBF..
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B-radical  +   503d ago
Don't be surprised to see some actual dice developers working on star wars now that the 2 branches have combined danger close can use the talent from dice
elhebbo16  +   503d ago
i always though Danger Close was like a sister company to DICE. now they can get more resources i guess.
Allsystemgamer  +   503d ago
Hopefully it allows them to create better games :/
Pintheshadows  +   503d ago
They are A New Hope.

And yes, i'm aware that was terrible, but you know what, I don't care.

Yay, one person disagreed so they like my awful attempt at a pun.
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Hufandpuf  +   503d ago
NO! I hoped DICE in Sweden would take the reigns for the Battlefront/First Assault series.
Majin-vegeta  +   503d ago
Ok,now how about patching warfighter.The game is good it just needsva few patches here and there.To make it play smooth.
dazzrazz  +   503d ago
What for ? Nobody plays this shit anymore, besides that EA announced in February that due to extremely shitty scores and sales Danger Close is no more and they are abandoning the title...
SlapHappyJesus  +   503d ago
It's rather easy to find a game both on console and PC. Owned on 360 and played until I went PC. Now I play on PC.
And, read the title, they are just re-branded. Check their track record through the years and name shifts . . . they are a very talented team who worked on a lot of great games.
PigPen  +   503d ago
A "Star Wars" game made by EA, I'll pass on that one.
LOL_WUT  +   503d ago
GOOD ;)

EA has been making some pretty good moves lately ;)
PigPen  +   503d ago
And have been named the worst company twice. Lol
Rainstorm81  +   503d ago
Pigpen that's right now keep on thinking what people tell you too, like a good little piggy...
MaverickStar7  +   503d ago
Sooo...Medal of Honor:TIE-fighter?
MaverickStar7  +   503d ago
Good lord I'm not serious people.
CourierSix  +   503d ago
Lol what happened to people's humour?
Pintheshadows  +   503d ago
They will most likely make an FPS (Battlefront, Jedi Knight, Republic Commando) as that was all Danger Close made so it could be decent or awful. Hopefully with DICE backing them up it will be decent with solid multiplayer.
Reborn  +   503d ago
I knew it would be with Danger Close to get turned into DICE LA.
Lone_Man  +   503d ago
"Battlefront as a title is too similar to Battlefield and EA won’t want to confuse people over two of its own releases. Battlefront by another name (Republic Commando, perhaps?) is still very feasible though." - are u fukcing kidding me...
elhebbo16  +   503d ago
yea but they're not gonna name the game just battlefront, it would probably something like Star wars: Battlefront 3. I mean how can you confuse that.
Statix  +   503d ago
"Danger Close" was a better name, if you ask me.
MidnytRain  +   503d ago
Like fermcr said above, they're just trying to associate the studio with the real DICE so consumers who don't know the difference will assume Danger Close's games are from the same devs as their favorites (Battlefield), or of the same quality.
RuleofOne343  +   503d ago
Don't care what you call any of the studios in your portfolio ,all I want is Star Wars 1313 to be released soon & follow up to republic Commando would be nice.
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sovietsoldier  +   503d ago
well 2142 is no longer a star wars boot leg. should be good if done right.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   503d ago
Im happy Dice is doing the Star Waes game and the FrostBite 3 engine will be stunning.
Jek_Porkins  +   503d ago
Hopefully if they make a Battlefront game it'll be third person with the option for first person, just like the original Battlefront titles.

The one thing I don't want is a Star Wars skin over a Battlefield game.
Eldyraen  +   503d ago
Danger Close (and its numerous merges/name changes) have made a myriad of games although most were not fantastic. I enjoyed aome of their console rts games (Lotr more than C&C) and other than stale story/setting of recent MoH games I thought they were okay (whole terrorist/middle east is boring and overused at this point IMO so really need something special).

Hopefully they can make a decent SW shooter or rts as it is a much better setting to work with.
Bumpmapping  +   503d ago
BWUAHAHA this game is gonna suck and flop big time TURD in the making.

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