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Respawn head Vince Zampella to oversee EA's DICE LA studio

Respawn head Vince Zampella to oversee EA's DICE LA studio

Respawn Entertainment co-founder and boss Vince Zampella has been confirmed to oversee Electronic Arts' DICE LA studio.

As reported by The LA Times, the development veteran is going to be heading up EA's Los Angeles studio, which is going to be run separately from DICE's Stockholm headquarters and Zampella's own Respawn. The firm is also likely going to have a change of name at some point.

It's also likely that Respawn has some unannounced games in the works. Zampella lists the projects that the studio is currently developing, adding that "there might be more".

Respawn was founded by Call of Duty veterans via studio Infinity Ward back in 2010 after their rather dramatic ousting from the developer by publisher Activision.


"We will probably rebrand,"  said Zampella 

"We want to give it a new image. We want people to say: 'This is a destination you can go and make new content.' I think they've kind of gotten the branding that they are the support studio for DICE Stockholm."

EA's chief studios officer Laura Miele added: "I think under Vince's leadership the expectation is to have them work on and create a game on their own. And I genuinely believe that he is going to help guide them creatively.

"He's going to help them further fortify and build out their talent and their team. I think we're going to have a really strong studio out of our Los Angeles location. They can go from a support team to a full stand-alone studio to create a new game offering."

Last year, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that Respawn's battle royale shooter Apex Legends is still on course to make its way to mobile.

Previous to this, Nexon and Respawn united to bring the Titanfall franchise to mobile in 2016.

This story originally appeared on

Additional reporting by Matthew Forde

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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