60 employees expected by end of 2013.
By Tim Colwill on May 16, 2013 at 11:06 am
Following the news that EA had signed an exclusive deal with Disney to give them the rights to all Star Wars games, the company is now opening a new DICE studio in California to focus entirely on Star Wars games.
The new studio is expected to grow to 60 employees by the end of this year, and is aimed at directly competing with Treyarch, who operate out of the same city.
“There is an extreme talent pool over [there] that we want a part of,” said DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson to the Wall Street Journal. “It’s no secret that our main competitor is there.”
A number of former Medal of Honor: Warfighter developers are already on board and the studio is hiring for their first title.