DICE Offers Internship to Study Battlefield Toxicity

Toxicity Battlefield Dice

DICE’s job board has been updated with an interesting position. The site lists a Master Thesis internship on toxicity in Battlefield. Here’s the full text of the position from the site:

We want everyone to have fun playing Battlefield and participating in its community. Occasionally some players will behave… less than great though. This projects aim is to give engineers and producers a deeper insight into our players’ behaviour on the Battlefield to help deliver a better experience for everyone.

Investigations include:

  • What type of disruptive behavior do we see in Battlefield today?
  • What drives or triggers people to disrupt other players games?
  • How can we prevent disruptive behavior in our titles and community?
  • What are some experiments we could conduct to measure benefits of punishing bad or rewarding good behavior?

An objective thinker with a passion for games is preferred. This Master Thesis internship is a non-paid temporary position located in our Stockholm, Sweden office. The Master Thesis needs to be associated with a Swedish University education or any other type of education that has a Master Thesis or internship period planned into the curriculum, in an area of study in human behavior such as psychology, medicine etc. Please apply online with a CV and Cover letter in English.

It is an interesting approach to what has become a persistent problem in many online-based titles. Perhaps additional researches into the nature of toxicity will help the gaming community to figure out how to battle this problem.

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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