In an announcement as we speak, common supervisor of the Battlefield collection Byron Beede introduced that Ridgeline Video games, the brand new EA studio led by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, is growing the subsequent singleplayer marketing campaign within the collection.
Beede additionally wrote that they’re “all-in on Battlefield”, with DICE persevering with to work on Battlefield multiplayer and a 3rd studio, Ripple Impact, “creating a wholly new Battlefield expertise.”
“As we method our twentieth anniversary, we’d prefer to share the way forward for the franchise and be clear with you on our imaginative and prescient: We’re all-in on Battlefield,” says the publish on the EA web site, which comes two days earlier than the Battlefield collection’ twentieth anniversary.
The announcement goes on to disclose the title of Lehto’s new studio, Ridgeline Video games, and that they are going to be growing “a story marketing campaign set within the Battlefield universe.”
It was introduced on the finish of final 12 months that Lehto’s new studio, then unnamed, was engaged on singleplayer Battlefield content material, though it was stated this story content material could be included in “later seasons” of the ailing Battlefield 2042. That is apparently now not the case, because the Battlefield Twitter account clarified that, “The brand new narrative marketing campaign expertise @RidgelineGames is engaged on will not be a part of #Battlefield 2042. It will likely be set within the Battlefield universe.”
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 8, 2022
Lehto is finest recognized for being artistic director at Bungie and is usually credited as a co-creator of the Halo universe. His most up-to-date studio was V1 Interactive, which in 2020 launched Disintegration, an FPS and RTS hybrid. Its multiplayer servers shut down simply 5 months after launch, and V1 Interactive closed their doorways 4 months later.
Battlefield has had a equally tough latest historical past, with Battlefield 2042 launching minus core options and with plentiful bugs. Submit-release updates have aimed to deal with each these issues, though they’ve additionally eliminated a number of the recreation’s distinctive options, too.