Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has left DICE to join Angry Birds studio Rovio.
Liu has joined the developer as its creative director. He had previously held the senior producer role at DICE for over five years, and before that he had been an associate producer at Syndicate studio Starbreeze Studios, where he worked on both The Darkness and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.
He said that Rovio "feels awesome", with a "can-do mentality" and having "big ideas", as well as being "agile, empowering, disruptive. Looking forward to new and exciting challenges."
Liu's departure marks the second high profile departure from DICE in recent weeks, with one of their lead designers David Goldfarb leaving for Starbreeze in July.