New Studio TTK Games Founded by DICE Veterans and Former Battlefield Creative Director

It is already developing a new title.

Former Battlefield Creative Director Lars Gustavsson has officially announced his new game development studio that he founded, TTK Games (Time To Kill Games).

TTK Games is also co-founded by four EA DICE veterans and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. It has “secured significant funding coupled with creative freedom” and is currently working on a next-gen online shooter.

The new CEO and Creative Director Gustavsson has worked at DICE for 22 years already and was known as Mr. Battlefield. He has helped shape the franchise from its beginning until his departure last year.

“For players, the phrase ‘Time to Kill’ defines how a shooter feels and how fast it plays,” said Gustavsson.

“We’ve made it our studio name and part of our studio culture. For us the term ‘TTK’ isn’t just about the craftmanship behind finding the perfect speed or immediacy of a game – it’s about how human beings have been killing time through play for thousands of years.

TTK Games’ co-founders are:

  • Lars Gustavsson, CEO and Creative Director.A 24-year veteran of the games industry who worked on Battlefield 1942 as Producer and then oversaw the Battlefield franchise as Creative Director until leaving the role in November 2022 to establish TTK Games.
  • Daniel Berlin, Senior Design Director.Berlin joined the industry in 2007 and gained design experience on games like World in Conflict and Far Cry 3. Upon joining DICE, he worked on multiple Battlefield titles as Lead World Designer and Design Director, including the critically acclaimed Battlefield 1.
  • Vidar Nygren, CTO and Technical Director.A Gameplay Engineer since his teenage years, Nygren joined DICE in 1996, becoming Technical Director for the Battlefield In this role he also directed the development of the Frostbite game engine, now used across multiple titles published by Electronic Arts.
  • Peter Hoyles, Art Director.Hoyles joined DICE in 2003, working as an artist on numerous areas of the Battlefield franchise rising to Studio Art Director for DICE LA. Hoyles now returns to Stockholm from Skydance New Media in Los Angeles.

Source: Press Release