Patrick Bach, general manager of DICE, the Electronic Arts game studio that makes the Battlefield series, has left the company.
EA confirmed the departure of Bach, who worked at DICE in various jobs at the Stockholm, Sweden studio that just shipped Battlefield 1.
“I’ve had an epic ride at DICE and EA, filled with amazingly creative and passionate people, and unforgettable experiences with our player community,” Bach said to PlayStation Lifestyle, which first reported the news. “I’ll certainly be playing Battlefield 1 for a long, long time to come, and I look forward to seeing what’s next from the incredible team at DICE.”
Patrick Soderlund, executive vice president of EA Worldwide Studios, said in a statement, “Patrick Bach has been a great colleague to many across DICE and EA for almost 15 years. We thank him for all of his contributions, especially to our Battlefield franchise and community, and wish him all the best on his next adventure.”
Bach started at DICE in 2002. He was the lead designer on RalliSport Challenge 2. I started interviewing him at various events related to Battlefield game launches. For the past 12 years, he worked on Battlefield games, starting with Battlefield: Bad Company. EA’s Battlefield 1 launched formally on October 21.
Bach was named general manager of DICE in 2014. He also oversaw the production of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and the upcoming sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.