Battlefield producer joins Angry Birds dev

DICE senior producer Patrick Liu exits company to join Rovio's Stockholm office as creative director.

Another high-level developer has left DICE. General manager at Rovio Stockholm Oskar Burman announced through Twitter that Patrick Liu has come aboard the Angry Birds studio, where he will serve as creative director.

Liu has traded in guns for birds.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Liu served as a producer at DICE for more than five years. During his tenure at the Electronic Arts-owned company, he worked on Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield 1943, Medal of Honor's multiplayer component, and Battlefield 3.

Liu's departure from DICE marks the second such high-profile exit in as many months. Former lead designer David Goldfarb jumped ship in July. He has since joined Starbreeze Studios.

It is not clear what Liu will be working on at Rovio. The company recently launched its Angry Birds follow-up, Amazing Alex, and is currently teasing a game involving "Bad Piggies."

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38 comments
fallin75
fallin75

Maybe he got tired of working for DICE and EA, not that he had bad working conditions, but, to be a producer on such a big game-developing company must be consuming, giving you no time for doing anything other than work.

towely62
towely62

(Patrick Liu) '' well guys im leaving this great company and this great game to work on some apps''

02050muh
02050muh

it's because of EA! that greedy bastard!!

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Wow. He left one of the biggest AAA game studios to work with a phone game company.

 

Is working under EA really THAT shitty?

snake2215449
snake2215449

I hope we see an Angry Birds game with Frostbite 2.0

Haasdude
Haasdude

Awesome, now we'll finally get an Angry Birds FPS!

anvilone
anvilone moderator

But Angry Birds already has destruction.

maxwell97
maxwell97

All this silly angst. It saddens me that gamer culture hasn't yet pulled itself out of the gutter it fell into in the 90's. A real gamer should be able to appreciate both Battlefield and Angry Birds.

ilantis
ilantis

And so angry birds got multiplayer and tanks

maximo
maximo

wow... it has be the money because it certainly isn't about prestige.

Wawas20
Wawas20

all i can say the money better be better

DrKill09
DrKill09

Yes, go from a great developer to a hack developer who's only hit game is a ripoff.  Makes sense.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Angry Birds with Guns coming up next! :P

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

I don't know if I would trust this guy. He looks rather "sketchy"...

 

I'll show myself out.

pezzott1
pezzott1

Wonder if Dice might explode soon. Milking franchise and now devs quitting.... its starting to sound a little like A/IW. 

kidillusion
kidillusion

i saw they bring birds to the 360 and lamestation3

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

I wonder if nextgen BF4 development is pissing some of these folks off.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Leaves DICE, goes to Rovio. wut. I don't even- I mean, you leave DICE to join a company that makes flash games about cartoon birds. I honestly don't even know what to say, is there no pride in being part of a team that makes awesome games (studio, not publisher)? It can't be for anything else but money.

endorbr
endorbr

This just makes me want to laugh... maniacally.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

What I saw was: "Battlefield Producer Leaves World for Real Gaming for Crush the Castle: Kids Version Developer."

cfstar
cfstar

It seems like he has...

*Puts on Glasses*

 

Left the Battlefield.

Rovelius
Rovelius

He flocked like an angry bird to where more money may be found...

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @maxwell97 "A real gamer should.."

 

You know what gutter it fell to? People claiming to know what a "Real gamer" is.

UsernameofDoom
UsernameofDoom

Maybe he loved to work on simple 2D games that offers birds as protagonists...who knows maybe he'll change it to an M rated game

Bane_09
Bane_09

 @Rovelius You know how much he is being paid? Interesting I would like to see the link please?