On Friday 12 May, Prince Carl Philip visited the gaming company DICE and Electronic Arts (EA) in Stockholm together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Prince Carl Philip is carrying out a number of company visits together with IVA, with a special focus on the companies' creative work. The Prince has previously visited Ericsson in Kista, White Arkitekter and ABB in Västerås.
Electronic Arts (EA) in Sweden consists of three game development studios: DICE in Stockholm, Ghost in Gothenburg and Uprise in Uppsala. The team that produces the Frostbite gaming engine and the R&D group SEED also work in Stockholm.
During the visit to EA's offices in Stockholm, The Prince met some of the world's leading game developers to find out more about the industry and why Swedish game development is so successful.
The Prince followed the process of creating a game from start to finish, including motion capture recording, visiting the SEED R&D lab to meet artificial intelligence (AI) and trying out virtual reality (VR).
The visit concluded with lunch and further discussions with developers at the company.
IVA was founded in 1919, and its role is "… to promote technical and economic sciences and the development of industry, for the benefit of society".
IVA has 1,300 elected Swedish and foreign members, who are decision-makers, specialists and researchers from industry, academia and public administration. The King is IVA's highest patron, and is actively involved in the academy's operations.