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Upcoming Battlefield Title Teases Groundbreaking ‘Most Realistic’ Destruction Effects


EA Aims to Enhance Battlefield’s Destruction Effects

Battlefield games are known for a variety of features that distinguish them from other shooters, one of which is the destructibility of the game’s maps. Buildings and other points of interest can frequently be torn apart with varying degrees of effort to carve up structures and, to some extent, change the maps.

According to a new job posting by Electronic Arts for its Ripple Effect developer, whatever the next Battlefield project will be intends to double down on that destruction system, with the job listing calling for someone who can help make “the most realistic and exciting destruction effects in the industry.”

The listing in question made the rounds this week after it was discovered on the Electronic Arts website. Ripple Effect, the studio that was established in 2021, is looking for a VFX director. The job listing contains no information about the next Battlefield game’s name or anything of the sort, but the destruction details have fans excited regardless.

Battlefield scene holding his firearm ready for combat.

“We are looking for a Senior 3D Artist like you to help us create the most realistic and exciting destruction effects in the industry,” the specific line from the job listing stated.

The VFX director would be responsible for designing “stunning real-time visual effects using a mastery of high-quality particle effects, textures, and shaders” to make the destruction effects both visually appealing and functionally successful, according to the job description.

The job listing doesn’t expressly mention Battlefield, but it’s impossible to interpret the marketing as anything other than that. Ripple Effect was formerly known as DICE LA, a firm that worked on Battlefield games such as Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, and Battlefield 5. Ripple Effect was renamed in 2021, with Electronic Arts indicating at the time that Ripple Effect will be working on a new experience for Battlefield 2042 as well as an unannounced project, which is most likely what this job listing is for.

Ripple Effect is helmed by Vince Zampella, a veteran Electronic Arts developer best known as the CEO of Apex Legends originator Respawn Entertainment.

“The talent here has a great track record of producing high-quality titles, and the studio’s set to make even more incredible games in the future,” said Zampella. “With an amazing new campus coming to Los Angeles and remote positions available, now is a great time to consider joining us”