that they have been acquired by Digital Illusions, the creators Battlefield 1942
now own all the assets and rights to the popular Desert Combat BF1942
modification, and the Trauma staff are now officially employed by DICE. Here's a
bit on what the future holds following this deal:
Digital Illusions buys
all assets of Trauma and employ all its employees. Digital Illusions thereby
buys the trademarks Desert Combat and Trauma Studios.
Trauma will work with the development of games built on Digital Illusions’
technology produced in Sweden. The focus for Trauma – as for Digital Illusions’
Canadian office - will thereby be on concept and game developing, rather than on
developing technology. Initially Trauma will work with the development of a
concept for a new PC game based on the Battlefield 2 engine. The companies have
been working together since February 2004, and Trauma will continue to develop
certain parts of Battlefield 2.
Trauma has nine employees today. According to plan the number of employees will
increase gradually to be around 20 persons.