Christian Bense

Electronic Arts - Criterion

Christian Bense has been in the industry for 12 years, working at studios like Streamline Studios, Lionhead, EA Frostbite and currently EA Criterion. Starting out as an environment artist, he has had a hand in env. art, level art, shaders, lighting and rendering research. Shipped titles include Battlefront 2, Xwing VR and Fable 3 to name a few. Most recently he was art director on Battlefield V: Firestorm.

Criterion is an award-winning studio that’s proud to be a part of Electronic Arts and we make games. Our story began some years ago as a small studio of talented people who craft games with joy, passion, and commitment to great quality. Growing over the years, we’ve nurtured our values in creative collaboration, diversity, honesty and unique perspectives. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another.

You might know us from Battlefield V: Firestorm, Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars: Battlefront – Rogue One: X-Wing VR, the Burnout series, Black, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Need For Speed: Most Wanted

The Creative and Technical Challenges of Battlefield V:Firestorm

The Battle Royale genre goes hand in hand with large levels and a high player count, but delivering on those expectations comes with a bunch of challenges. This talk will go through some of the creative and technical challenges that our art and level design teams faced during development of Battlefield V: Firestorm. From level layout and art workflows to automated tools and dealing with destruction, with a healthy dose of optimisation tips to make it all run. Follow this production session to find out how we shipped a Battle Royale mode to the visual standards of Battlefield V.

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Anders Langlands

Anders Langlands

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Mark Flanagan

Mark Flanagan

Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Bianca Cirdei

Bianca Cirdei

Tom Minor

Tom Minor

William Stocks

William Stocks

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Oliver Gingrich

Oliver Gingrich

Maria Almena

Maria Almena

Tom Morledge

Tom Morledge

Kevin McDowell

Kevin McDowell

Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

Ben Radcliffe

Ben Radcliffe

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Georgina Hurcombe

Georgina Hurcombe

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Shelley Page

Shelley Page

Ross Burgess

Ross Burgess

Chris Drew & Tom Box

Chris Drew & Tom Box