A new “storytelling campaign” in the battlefield Universe” is being developed by Ridgeline Games, a new studio founded by EA. The developer, led by Halo series co-creator and former Bungie creative director Marcus Lehto, will appear unrelated to Battlefield 2042 and be a brand new experience.
Marcus Lehto directs new Battlefield game
EA will publish the game and announce the formation of Ridgeline Games in a press release. The Seattle-based studio will be “critical in building the future of the franchise,” the company noted. Lehto will serve as the project’s game director.
Lehto said in a statement, “It is a great honor to have the opportunity to work with DICE and Ripple Effect and take responsibility for expanding the narrative, storytelling and character development opportunities in the Battlefield series.”
Lehto previously ran development studio V1 Interactive, which closed less than a year after the launch of his debut game, Disintegration. Although there was moderate interest in Disintegration when it was announced – largely due to Lehto’s affiliation with Disintegration – the game failed to garner an audience. The multiplayer servers were shut down just three months after launch.
EA hopes Lehto’s Battlefield will be much more successful and consistent with his time at Halo, where he served as art director for the first three Halo games and was even responsible for Master Chief’s iconic design. Lehto joined EA last October, but until now it wasn’t clear what he was working on.
“We continue to invest in the future of the franchise by bringing in new talent and perspective,” said Vince Zampella, Respawn founder and head of the Battlefield franchise. “With Marcus and his team at Ridgeline Games joining the already existing world-class global team, Battlefield is in the best position to succeed.”
In other news, a new Xbox dashboard update has been released with an alpha test starting this week. A release date for the Pokemon Scarlet and the Violent Switch OLED has also been announced.
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